A project team analysis using Tuckman’s model of small-group development

Deborah Ann Natvig, Nancy L. Stark

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Background: Concerns about equitable workloads for nursing faculty have been well documented, yet a standardized system for workload management does not exist. A project team was challenged to establish an academic workload management system when two dissimilar universities were consolidated. Method: Tuckman’s model of small-group development was used as the framework for the analysis of processes and effectiveness of a workload project team. Agendas, notes, and meeting minutes were used as the primary sources of information. Results: Analysis revealed the challenges the team encountered. Utilization of a team charter was an effective tool in guiding the team to become a highly productive group. Lessons learned from the analysis are discussed. Conclusion: Guiding a diverse group into a highly productive team is complex. The use of Tuckman’s model of small-group development provided a systematic mechanism to review and understand group processes and tasks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)675-681
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nursing Education
Volume55
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

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A project team analysis using Tuckman’s model of small-group development. / Natvig, Deborah Ann; Stark, Nancy L.

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Natvig, Deborah Ann ; Stark, Nancy L. / A project team analysis using Tuckman’s model of small-group development. In: Journal of Nursing Education. 2016 ; Vol. 55, No. 12. pp. 675-681.
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