Team Building and Development

Team Building and Development 

E-Learning Module on Team Building and Development


This module is designed to help workplaces understand that working in a team involves processes and completing stages. Teams undergo many “bumps in the road” on the way to the completion of a given project.

Module Learning Objective

At the end of this module, you will be able to: 

Identify the 5 stages of team building and development. 

Module Outline

To begin, we will first identify and explain the 5 stages of team building. At the end, a short 5 question scenario quiz will be give to apply the stages.

Stages Of Team Building and Development

Every group and team need to go through each one of these stages in order to affectively work together. 


Stage 1: Forming

• First stage a team enters where members of the team experience uncertainty and anxiety.  

Stage 2: Storming

•  Second stage where the team experiences intra-group conflict. 

Stage 3: Norming

 •  Third stage where the team begins to build close relationships and develop aspects of cohesiveness. 

Stage 4: Performing

•  The fourth stage when the team becomes fully functional working together. 

Stage 5: Adjourning

•  Final stage when the team is concerned with wrapping up activities rather then task performance for temporary groups. 

Key Points to Remember

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Quiz Instructions

Connect the correct Group and Team Building stage with the corresponding team statues.

Each question must be answered correctly in order to move onto the next. 

Question One: The group has now developed a strong sense of group identity. There is now a common set of expectations of what defines correct member behaviour.

Question Two: Members are ‘testing the waters’. Determining acceptable behaviours, completed when members think of themselves as part of the group

Question Three: The temporary group has completed all they need to and being to disband from one another

Question Four: Resistance on constraints of individuality that a group imposes, but acceptance of the existence of the group. To complete a hierarchy of leadership will form

Question Five: Group energy has moved from getting to know and understanding each other to performing the task at hand. Progress has been significantly made.

Congratulations on completing this e-learning module. You are now certified on Team Building and Development!

Information retrieved from: 

Langton, N., Robbins, S., and Judge, T. (2016). Organizational Behaviour: Concepts, Controversies, Applications. Pearson Education Canada.