- Problem Definition.
Takatuf program was initiated to develop project management competency on selected individuals from various industries in Oman. The program kicked off with a 5 days intense face to face session. This resulted in forming a Takatuf_PMI 2014 team consisting of 25 members with different backgrounds and experience levels in their associated industries. As the objective of this program is to produce High performing team, that embraces challenges and problems, finds solutions, plans and delivers results effectively. The first step to achieving this target is to analyze the current behavior and leadership style that the team is situated at. This blog post explains the outcome of this task.
To reach an understanding of the teams behavioral development situation, Dr. Bruce Tuchman Model typically known as the “Developmental Sequence in Small Groups” was used as a basis for this study. Hence, a survey was conducted between the team members to gather the views on where it stands as opposed to Tuchman’s model. Following is a further explanation on the analysis.
- Feasible Alternative.
Dr. Tuckman’s model recognized that each newly formed group go through distinct phases known as Forming, Storming , Normimg and Performing and suggested that the team will need to experience all four stages before they achieve maximum effectiveness.
Tuckman Stages of group development
- Development of the Outcome for Alternative
As illustrated in the above diagram. There are various stages that the team goes through in terms of the level of collaboration and hence the required leadership style. In order to illustrate the Takatuf team’s current position on this model a survey of 32 questions between the active members of the team was conducted. A collection of 23 responses from the team illustrated the various interpretations of the team members and the current team development stage.
4. Selection of Criteria.
Delphi technique with P85 was used to analyze the outcomes of the survey critically. This method was used to provide an approximate 85% chance of illustrating the stage that the teams fall in. The following table illustrates the results
- Analysis and Comparation of the Alternative.
As shown in the above analysis, it is clear the Takatuf_PMI 2014 team is stationed in the Performing Stage. This could also be confirmed by the lower variance illustrated in the table above.
6. Selection of the Preferred Alternative.
The result informs us the team is at a stage where the members are motivated and knowledgeable. They have shared vision and are able to stand on its own feet with no supervision or participation from the leader. The members are competent, self-directed and able to handle the decision-making process without supervision at the this stage the leader can delegate the tasks to the team members and focus more on developing the team members
This is a quite clear if compared to the team’s position during the first stage of the program Face-to-face 1 session. The team now is clear on the goals to be achieved, and clear form of collaboration can be noticed between the members to achieve these goals.
- Performance Monitoring and the Post Evaluation of Result.
A constant monitoring is required to ensure the team maintains its position as self-dependent high performing team. This would require a periodic review between the leader and the team members as individuals and as team to be conducted as frequent as a monthly basis
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