W1_AEP_Tuckman Analysis Assignment

Problem Statement: Where are We Now?

Following up the AACE International Certification Preparation Course’s face to face session for five days, Simatupang AACE 2014 team shall know on what development stage are they as a team, what kind of leadership is appropriate, and what individual adjustment to be made, in order to achieve the goals of pass the exam(s) at the first attempt and return on training investment.

Feasible Alternatives: Team Development and Leadership Theories

Dr. Bruce Tuckman’s Forming–Storming–Norming–Performing model, first published in 1965, is an elegant and helpful explanation of team development and behavior. It explains team maturity and ability to its development, relationships establishment, and the changes of leadership style. Situational Leadership ® Model, developed by Dr. Paul Hersey and Situational Leadership II ®, developed by Ken Blanchard, address the leadership behaviors: Telling-Selling-Participating-Delegating.

Figure 1 Situational Leadership Model


Combining the above of team development and leadership theories will help the team to understand their development stage and help the leader how to develop the team  through the four stages and progressively move on to another role.

Calculation: Survey

Donald Clark’s 32 questionnaire survey is used as a tool to create a “snapshot” of team behaviors based on Tuckman’s four stages of team development. The scores collected from eleven team members shows a tendency of Performing stage. This assume the results are based on the team achievement from ice-breaking and workshops during face to face session.

Figure 2 Individual Scores for Clark's Team Development Survey

Figure 2 Individual Scores for Clark’s Team Development Survey

Selection of critera: Analysis

Aggregate data then computed using PERT formula, resulting the scores of Norming and Performing stages are high and close. Although Clark concludes that the team is likely to be in the Performing stage, assuming for the good performances had been achieved during class workshops, the score is reflecting and more likely to be an euphoria. In this condition, team leader should be alert to the team’s behavior to maintain its performance.

Figure 3 Result of Clark's Team Development Survey

Figure 3 Result of Clark’s Team Development Survey

Comparison to alternatives: Evaluation

Some constraints that need to be concerned may lead to Storming stage, not to mention Forming stages inclusively, Program Manager as the team leader still had to sell or coach the team member to focus on the goals and avoid emotional issues.

Selection of Preferred alternative: Where are We Going To?

In accordance to the survey result, Simatupang AACE 2014 team is tend to be cooperative and get the tasks done effectively and makes significant progress towards its goals. Thus, Participating and Delegating mode of leadership shall be conducted to maintain the good condition of team performance achieving its goals.

Follow Up Assesment: How to Get There?

Not only the team leader responsible for the life-span of the team, managing better communication and conducting regularly post evaluation survey. But this high-performing team should be monitored progressively by the team members to achieved their goals.


Blanchard, Ken. Situational Leadership II ®. Retrieved from: http://www.kenblanchard.com/Effective_Leadership_Solutions/One_to_One_Talent_Management/Management_Situational_Leadership_Training/

Clark, Donald. Survey: What Stage is Your Team in?. Retrieved from: http://www.cscaweb.org/EMS/sector_team/support_files/tools_for_the_team/tool_stage.pdf web. 1 September 2013

Hersey, Paul. The Driving Force Behind the Situational Leadership ® Model. Retrieved from: http://situational.com/about-us/situational-leadership/

Stein, Judith. Using the Stages of Team Development. Retrieved from: http://hrweb.mit.edu/learning-development/learning-topics/teams/articles/stages-development

Tuckman, B. (1965). Bruce Tuckman forming storming norming performing team development model. Retrieved from Web site:http://www.businessballs.com/tuckmanformingstormingnormingperforming.htm, web. 1 September 2013

Tuckman, B. Tuckman’s stage of group development. Retrieved from :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forming-storming-norming-performing


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4 responses to “W1_AEP_Tuckman Analysis Assignment

  1. dr. Paul, i’m afraid you’ve missed my posting, as it was published while you’re in flight to Shanghai 🙂 as per china blocked all access to wordpress, please find attached my blog posting for your review. thank you/ aep

  2. thank you Dr. Paul, i have collecting materials to support my paper, which abstract had been reviewed and submitted, and i am ready to find any related tools in Sullivan and Humphrey.

    for your info, I also have follow the step by step model to propose and mitigate about an issue to my boss, and i will let you know for his response once he open my e-mail in his mailbox tomorrow morning then 🙂

    On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 5:29 PM, Dr. Paul D. Giammalvo wrote:

    > OK Andi, got it this time…… Nice work on your W1 posting. You followed
    > our step by step model very well and your citations were spot on……..
    > Now you need to be focusing on your paper topic between now and
    > Thursday……. Then on Friday and Saturday, your focus needs to switch to
    > the Weekly report…..
    > BR,
    > Dr. PDG, Shanghai

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