Team Building: What is Norming?


There are formal and informal methods for facilitating and participating in meetings.

Parliamentary procedures are still used at annual meetings and board meetings.

Today we are talking about norming.  Norms are basically informal rules of conduct.  Norms are shared values, beliefs, behaviors, and procedures.

After a period of conflict, one idea might emerge as the best one, or the team might combine […]

Team Building: What is Norming?2019-04-19T06:45:42-05:00

Team Building: What is Storming?


Shortly after we have formed a team, people start to become more comfortable and confident to engage in conflict.  This stage of team development is called storming.

Conflict is a healthy sign for a team.  Conflict demonstrates that team members trust each other and are willing to discuss different viewpoints.

The storming stage includes the generation and evaluation of ideas.  Team […]

Team Building: What is Storming?2019-04-12T05:27:58-05:00

Team Building: How Do You Form a Team?


Ever get tired of working alone?  Do you ever get kind of lonely working independently?  Here’s an idea; form a team, hold a meeting, see some people, and eat donuts.  For some, forming a team and holding a meeting, is the practical alternative to work.

Creating a team is not supposed to be the alternative to work, it’s supposed to […]

Team Building: How Do You Form a Team?2019-04-05T09:04:33-05:00

Change: How Do I Overcome Resistance?


Some people act like turtles when it comes to change.  They already move slowly, and when they hear there are going to be changes, they stop, pull in their heads, legs and tails, and stop in their tracks.  Often there is some resistance to change.  Having a process is critical to move change along.  John Kotter’s book entitled, “Leading […]

Change: How Do I Overcome Resistance?2019-03-29T05:41:04-05:00

Change: What Tools Do I Need?


Our organizations’ culture is change adverse.  Change, just for the sake of change, seems silly and unnecessary to many people.  The word “change” can cause people to get upset and threaten to leave.  It would be nice to have a toolbox with the right tools to adjust the culture and change a few things.

There are three tools I know […]

Change: What Tools Do I Need?2019-03-22T06:30:05-05:00
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