Accession Number:

ADA510996

Title:

Developing Successful Teams

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-02-20

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

To achieve maximum results within the single battle concept, Marine air-ground task force MAGTF commanders must understand how to develop successful teams. Most organizations today, including the Marine Corps, realize the benefits of forming a group to achieve certain goals. The use of groups in the Marine Corps can have a significant impact on missions. But what many leaders fail to grasp is that even though a group has significant potential and the ability to perform certain functions, it is not a team. For a group to become a team, it must go through a development process. During this process the group will go through several stages forming, norming, growing, and accepting. During each stage the group will experience conflict. If the group can develop despite the conflict, it can become a team. Not all groups become teams. However, if during the growing process the group receives the right training and leadership, it can become a successful team. Successful teams help a MAGTF commander achieve maximum results from the single battle concept.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE