Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Spring 2006


Charles Weber

Course Title

Communications and Team Building

Course Number

ETM 522/622


What happens when a set of highly motivated and individually focused people are thrust into a team? Is there instant synergy? Is there a firm understanding of the overall goal? Is there a natural leader? Even though we share a similar goal—obtaining an “A” as the final grade; will variations in the way that individuals develop; function and reason, halt or advance the team’s goal? Will the stress to form, norm, storm and perform heighten or lighten the team’s functional stress? What makes a successful team and what are the pitfalls to avoid? This paper will recount the formation and growth of the Team A and explain to you who we are as well as recount our journey. First, we will introduce the reader to each member and briefly summarize his/her attributes. Second, we will recount our team experiences and communication norms and present an overall team discussion of what we felt we each brought to the team or how we contributed to the development/progress of the team, as well as explain how we felt we grew from the team experience.


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