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The New Encyclopedia of Icebreakers by Sandra Peyser, Miriam McLaughlin

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Storming

Why is the storming stage of group development important? Because without it participants will never get past the issues and agendas they brought with them and be able to move to the real work of the team. As stated in the last section, people arrive at training sessions, groups, and teams as individuals, with unique needs and expectations. This stage brings individuals to the point at which they must come to terms with the differences between their expectations and those of others and the fact that their needs may not be met in the way they expected. The storming stage is brought on by differences in communication styles, diversity ...

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