Stages of Small-Group Development Revisited

  title={Stages of Small-Group Development Revisited},
  author={Bruce W. Tuckman and Mary Ann Jensen},
  journal={Group \& Organization Management},
  pages={419 - 427}
The purpose of this review was to examine published research on small-group development done in the last ten years that would constitute an empirical test of Tuckman's (1965) hypothesis that groups go through the stages of "forming," "storming," "norming," and "performing." Of the twenty-two studies reviewed, only one set out to directly test this hypothesis, although many of the others could be related to it. Following a review of these studies, a fifth stage, "adjourning," was added to the… Expand
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