Tuckman Model Behaviors

Explore key behaviors corresponding to each stage of Tuckman’s Model of team development


Participants discuss and identify possible behaviors for every stage of Tuckman’s Model. You can run this activity as a recap one or help them develop their knowledge even further. In the end, they better understand team development. Not to mention the fact that they set this information in their long-term memory.



  • Introduce the Tuckman model behaviors activity to the participants.
  • Split them into teams.
  • Each team will name a team coordinator. They will facilitate the discussion in the breakout room. In the end, they will present the outcome to the other teams. The team coordinators can rely on the ideas written within the predefined template.
  • Join each team and provide the activity link.


  • Participants brainstorm and identify different behaviors that manifest within the team. They write them down on sticky notes.
  • Recommend them to write one behavior/sticky note.
  • Then they discuss and place them in the right section of the template. Each section corresponds to one of the stages of Tuckman’s Model. There are four stages: forming, storming, norming, and performing.
  • The different opinions are openly addressed with proper arguments.
  • They can use the training materials or not, your choice.

Debrief (suggested)

  • The team coordinator from each team will present the outcome to the other teams.
  • The facilitator may ask the following questions:
    • What challenges did arise during the activity? How did you overcome them?
    • What conclusions can you draw from this activity?



Additional info

This activity follows activity type guide from CARTA

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