Stage 1: FormingMembers of the team cautiously explorethe boundaries of acceptable groupbehavior. This is a transition fromindividual to team member behavior.This stage also might involve the testingof the moderator.
Stage 2: StormingTeam members begin to realize the taskis different and/or more difficult than theyimagined. They become testy, blameful,or overzealous. Team members try to relysolely on their personal experience,resisting any need for collaborating withother team members.
Stage 3: NormingMembers reconcile competing loyaltiesand responsibilities. They accept theteam, the team ground rules (ornorms), and their roles within the team.
Stage 4: PerformingThe team settles down and performs asa team. Team members discover andaccept each others strengths andweaknesses. Also, they know their rolewithin the team.