Personal Awareness

Stages of Team Work


The norming phase is when team members start to resolve their differences and appreciate and accept others’ strengths and respect and follows the selected process, timelines and roles.

Team members know each other better, offering support and guidance through the process. A foundation of trust is set where team members are able to ask one another for help and provide constructive feedback. There is a deeper commitment to the team goal and task, with progression forward.

There is sometimes an overlap between the storming and norming phase, as new tasks come up, the team may lapse back into behaviours from the storming phase.

  • Consensus
  • Leadership accepted
  • Trust established
  • Standards set
  • New stable roles
  • Co-operation