Teamwork on the Fly

The third and final portion of the study would include our own reflection of our teamwork and the experiences we had would be evaluated on a three-pronged basis. The study would end with a conclusion based on the experiences and what we learned from it. According to (Levi, 2007) group development is the essence for good teamwork and recommends Tuckman and Jensen’s five-stage model of group development which includes – Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing and Adjourning. Each one of these stages holds equal importance and should be given ample priority. Building good social relationships on an informal basis would help to break the ice and enable members to contribute and be interactive all through teamwork. (Gratton and Erickson, 2007. Edmonson, 2012) are strong of the opinion that it is vital to develop a strong foundation of social relationships with the team before attempting to reach the performance stage. They believe that building good interpersonal relationships would help the team to bind closer together and work with better focus. With regard to our team, since all of us did not know each other very well, we held an initial informal meeting or get-together at one of the local cafes and through conversing with each other we became more familiar and began building good relationships. In the next few meetings, we tried to lay down our aims and goals for everyone to understand and contribute to the progress we made. Every member was given well-defined roles to carry out and this helped to build a good rapport among us.

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