Stages of Group Development and Typical Characteristics of Each

1. Minimal Acceptance       Making acquaintances 
                            Sharing Information
                            Discussion subjects unrelated to task
                            Testing each other
                            Being defensive, quibbling

2. Communication and        Expressing attitudes 
   Decision Making          Establishing norms
                            establishing goals
                            Openly discussing tasks

3. Motivation and           Cooperating
   Productivity             Working actively on tasks
                            Being creative

4. Control and              Working interdependently
   Organization             Assigning Tasks based on ability
                            Acting Spontaneously
                            Being Flexible