Tuckman's Model: Fight Right

September 11, 2008, 7:28 AM PST | Length: 190

Conflict isn't necessarily a bad thing, in fact, it can create highly performing teams. Bruce Tuckman's theory of team development suggests that all groups progress through various stages of performance: from forming to storming, then norming, and finally performing. By learning to fight about the right things--goals, roles, and strategies—teams can reach the final stage more quickly.