Personal Awareness

Stages of Team Work

Storming

This stage is when team members start to experience some discomfort and challenges. Storming can start when there is a conflict between team members' natural working styles, vision, and team goals.

Storming can also occur if roles and process are not clearly defined, people may feel overwhelmed by the workload, or uncomfortable with the approach that was suggested. The team has an opportunity to address and re-align, however if badly managed this phase can be very destructive for the team.

  • Disagreement over priorities
  • Struggle for leadership
  • Tension
  • Hostility
  • Clique formation