There are four main stages that most teams go through: from forming the team, to growing the team, to becoming a well-oiled machine. I like to call these stages of team development The Four Stages of Team Matriculation
For a workplace team, a strong foundation is incredibly important. Effective teamwork must include five interpersonal elements that mesh together to efficiently reach their goals.
Fostering trust is a key leadership development task for creating a winning culture within every team and a challenge that must be met.
Even among teams that have worked together for years, there’s room to build trust between team members and their leader. For teams that have recently undergone a fundamental change – such as absorbing new members from other teams, or resizing to a smaller team – re-forming and rebuilding trust are absolutely critical.