Team Development

  • Claire B. Halverson
Part of the Advances in Group Decision and Negotiation book series (AGDN, volume 3)

Team development is important for all teams, but especially for multicultural ones. As noted by researchers (Adler 2002; Ely and Thomas 2001), teams that are highly developed are able to use their diversity, whereas those that are undeveloped will experience their diversity as a hindrance.

There are many models to describe the process that groups go through to get to a level of high productivity and inclusion. This chapter will provide an overview of the models, and then use a five-stage model to describe the process as it relates to multicultural teams. Additionally, another that focuses on teams with a timebounded task experience will be introduced. A discussion of processes for team building will follow. A case study provides an opportunity to increase skill in diagnosing task and relationship issues that need to be addressed in a team, and in suggesting an intervention.

Keywords

Europe Transportation Clarification Metaphor 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claire B. Halverson
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  1. 1.School for International TrainingBrattleboroUSA

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