I am a big fan of pictures that tell a story … and this week I discovered someone who is creating great pictures … Hayley Lewis.
This is one of Hayley’s excellent sketch notes … the one that captures the essence of the Bruce Tuckman model of team development.
The reason that I share this particular sketch-note is because my experience of developing improvement-by-design teams is that it works just like this!
The tricky phase is the STORMING one because not all teams survive it!
About half sink in the storm – and that seems like an awful waste – and I believe it is avoidable.
This means that before starting the team development cycle, the leader needs to be aware of how to navigate themselves and the team through the storm phase … and that requires training, support and practice.
Which is the reason why coaching from a independent, experienced, capable practitioner is a critical element of the improvement process.