Working with Others

Team Assignment Process


The first stage is launching, this is when a new team is formed or when new team members have been added to a current team.

  • Launching and organizing are the developmental stages that all teams must go through.
  • The launch stage is often given insufficient time and attention as teams are forming.
  • Discuss team’s purpose/goals, decide values and expectations of behaviors, discuss schedule and online mode of communication, and review areas of possible conflict and (example: work ethic and quality).
  • Surface introductions or discussing the wrong items commonly occur in this phase, leading to the team foundation lacking stability and resilience, two key success factors of teams.