Having worked so hard to get along and get something done, many members feel a compelling sense of loss.
The leader can help ease the transition by rituals celebrating “the end” and “new beginnings.”
Parties, award ceremonies, graduations, or mock funerals can provide the needed punctuation at the end of a significant teamwork project.
The leader can emphasize valuable lessons learned in group dynamics to prepare everyone for future group and team efforts.
•Members prepare for disbandment.
•“Can we help team members transition out?”
•Leaders can help ease the transition by rituals celebrating “the end” and “new beginnings.”