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TEAM THEORY: team going through a bad norming stage

· team

In the norming stage, consensus develops around who the leader or leaders are, and individual member's roles.

⚠Failing in dealing with norming stage can hurt your team productivity.
Examples of bad norming are where:

  • a team member talks about a team member and not to that team member about an issue,🗣
  • the team leader refuses to handle a problem within the team,❌
  • team members break into two or three cliques which do not cooperate effectively with each other, and/or 🪓
  • team members avoid raising issues because they are apprehensive about how their fellow team members would respond🤫 (Giesen & Osborne, 2008).