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Organizational psychologists Tuckman and Jensen identified five stages through which a group is likely to progress. (a) Forming: individuals get to know each other and establish ground rules about their objectives and acceptable behaviour. (b) Storming: members conflict with each other about the control and leadership of the group. When they arrive at a settlement, they move on to the next stage, otherwise the group disbands. (c) Norming: members begin to bond together as a group, relationships develop, and feelings of shared responsibility emerge. (d) Performing: the group begins to get on with the tasks it has been set. (e) Adjourning: the group breaks up because it has completed its task, or disintegrates because members leave or because the norms cease to be effective. The amount of time for each stage varies from group to group, and the boundaries between each stage are not as clear-cut as implied by the five-stage model.

(a) Forming: individuals get to know each other and establish ground rules about their objectives and acceptable behaviour. (b) Storming: members conflict with each other about the control and leadership of the group. When they arrive at a settlement, they move on to the next stage, otherwise the group disbands. (c) Norming: members begin to bond together as a group, relationships develop, and feelings of shared responsibility emerge. (d) Performing: the group begins to get on with the tasks it has been set. (e) Adjourning: the group breaks up because it has completed its task, or disintegrates because members leave or because the norms cease to be effective.

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