ABSTRACT

Teams develop in organizations with the expectation that teaming promotes better utilization of individual skill and leverages specialized expertise while minimizing individual work overload. In an organizational setting, a work group is simply an assembly of individuals gathered to work to complete a task and share information. Research findings support that team effectiveness and performance proficiency are connected to team composition and positive team interactions. Organizational leaders now realize that the use of effective teams provides better business results than depending on the talent of a single individual. The linear progressive model holds that groups develop in a linear direction, progressively maturing over time. Many groups will get stuck in the phase and see very little progress towards goal achievement. Performing is the stage in which leaders want to see most team reach.