Saturday, August 4, 2012

Five Stages of Team Development, Adjournment

In adjourning a team, we hopefully have reached the common goal and completed the project that the group was formed to solve (Abudi, 2010).  For some of the less productive groups I have been involved in the adjournment phase came quickly and quietly and we all left with mixed feelings about the group and the completion of the project.

Adjournments of highly productive groups are something different.  I have been part of many IEP teams that were drawn together for just a short period of time but we all worked together to meet the needs of the child in our class.  Adjournment of these meetings left us feeling content that we had all worked as a group to find the best solution to a problem.

I think I will miss the camaraderie that happens in the Walden discussion posts and blogs.  I have recently begun to think about life beyond school as we head into the home stretch of our degree.  I have been going to school continually for the last 5 years.  I’m not sure what I will do with all the free time when I do not have blogs and discussion posts to read and answer or articles to read and write about.  I hope that we all leave this group with that feeling on contentment that we have completed a project to the best of our abilities and are ready to move on to the next chapter.


Abudi, G. (2010). The five stages of team development: A case study. Retrieved from


Christine M said...

Hi Stacie,
I enjoyed reading your posting this evening! Thinking back to what we learned this week...definitly comes true when high performing groups are better to be part of rather than one's that are not. Walden has been my life since 2007 with only one year off. I am eager to finally close this chapter in my book. After being in three different master's programs will give me a sense of closure and the feeling of success! As well as yourself!

Ginny said...

It is difficult to leave some groups and then others not so much. IEP meetings do give me a good feeling when I'm done. It's like it's one more step in knowing you are doing a part to help in the success of a child. Like you I have been thinking about what it will be like to not have another paper to read or write. I have had so much happen in my home life that I think I will have a sense of pride in finishing my degree and an adrenaline rush in knowing I can finally finish the work my house needs. I have enjoyed reading so many blogs though. They have had so many good ideas in them. I think I'll be a little sad to see it come to an end and wonder what everyone is doing after graduation.