At this point, mutual trust is low, and there is a good deal of holding back to see who takes charge and how. Conflict at this stage may actually be beneficial, leading to increased creativity.At this juncture, if the formal leader (such as the class instructor or a supervisor) does not assert his or her authority, an emergent leader will eventually step in to fill the group’s need for leadership and direction. During this stage, leaders should allow time for people to become acquainted and to socialize.
Forming•Process of getting oriented and getting acquainted.
•“Why are we here?”
•“Where do I fit in here?”
•In this stage, leaders focusing on giving people time to become acquainted and socialize.