Bruce Tuckman

A conflict isn’t always a bad thing – Part 6

Looking at the kind of conversations one can have in a project context. The ones I have been involved in can be categorized in three groups.

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A conflict isn’t always a bad thing – Part 4

"Implementation is the last 99%" – Tom Peters Finally – the GSD perspective (GSD = ‘Getting Stuff Done’). When we have a closer look at the workplace dynamics that are in play when projects and departments are getting work done (aka: ‘implementation’), there is a remarkable phenomenon: conflict and tension seem to be part of […]

Forming – Storming – Norming – Performing

Dr Bruce Tuckman published his Forming Storming Norming Performing model in 1965. He added a fifth stage, Adjourning, in the 1970s. It is one of the few ‘evergreen’ theories on group dynamics that I know. And I am struck by its predictive validity each time I am involved in a largescale project. The biggest challenge […]