Continuing with my focus on the Bruce Tuckman model, this week I recount my experience of working with performing teams.
As leaders and indeed as team members, we are often introduced to a role rather than a team. Sure, there may be an awkward team lunch on your first day but in general induction programmes tend to focus on systems, processes, compliance factors and getting to know the product. All of this is of course necessary but in fact the easier stuff to learn on the job. In fact, you often find that you re-learn it once you start operating in the day to day or ‘real world’ interpretation of the corporate procedures. And you re-learn it from your team.