Why is team development important?
In every company, cooperation between people with different competencies, strengths and ways of thinking is necessary, but individual experts do not by themselves make a good team. In order to ensure that cooperation and work processes within the team are productive, conflicts are handled well, individual team members are motivated, and mutual trust and cohesion develop, successful team building is required. A good team achieves set goals together and the team members support each other on the way to this end. Each person in the team brings character traits and skills that contribute to the dynamic. Therefore, team development is not a one-off short-term activity but a long-term continuous process.
The five phases of team development
The composition of teams can change due to various factors – for example, when someone new joins the team or leaves the company, or when a new team is formed to work on a particular project. Various phases are passed through during this discovery phase. Individual phases can repeat themselves and vary in duration and intensity. Every major change in the team causes the first phase to be started again. Knowledge of these phases makes it easier to deal with team members in a way that is appropriate to the situation.