Many types of teams have been identified by social scientists. Managers can encounter various types of challenges while managing different types of teams. The challenges associated with cross-functional teams can be different from those of a geographically dispersed team or a virtual team. This article explores some common categories and subtypes of teams.
All teams are dynamic by nature and they take time to come together, they form, develop and grow in stages, over a period of time. Teams go through five progressive stages: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing and Adjourning. In this article, we want to walk you through these stages of team development and some strategies you can use to help the team grow and develop through each of these stages.