You might remember the Tuckman stages for group development. If you’ve checked up on this, you might have wondered how to manage this.
- Forming: The group comes together and gets to initially know one other and form as a group. During this phase you’ll have to be very direct in your goals, and stay close.
- Storming: A chaotic vying for leadership and trialling of group processes. Here you’ll be applying a coaching attitude.
- Norming: Eventually agreement is reached on how the group operates (norming). You should take part of the group, yet you should only guide them.
- Performing: The group practices its craft and becomes effective in meeting its objectives. You’re comfortable to delegate things, as they are at their peak.