No Image Available

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘div-gpt-ad-1705321608055-0’); });



Anyone can suggest quick exercises to conduct a Team Building activity following Tuckman's model?

I have a 1-day session and very limited time to engage the participants in some games and excerises to develop team building among them.

I thought 4 team exercises or games around the 4 stages of the Tuckman's model. Do you have suggested activities for this purpose?

Thank you very much

4 Responses

  1. Short group dynamics exercise


    You might try this one:

    Four corners of the room represent each stage. You give a quick overview then visit each corner and either briefly describe that stage or, better still, get them to suggest a few ideas. Then get them into four groups, one in each corner. Give them some ‘think bubble’ cards and pens and 10 mins to prepare. They have to act out a one minute scenario / demonstration, for the rest of the group, to illustrate a team working at that stage. But as well as behaving and speaking, they also have a ‘think bubble’ individuals can lift up which says what they are thinking or feeling at that time. 1 min each group in turn. Whole group review at end to highlight what they particualrly noticed and what they might do in that team, at that stage, to help the team dynamic work well and move forward.


  2. Tuckman
    Hi Andrea. Not a game but I do have a short questionnaire that points to where a team is on the Tuckman cycle. Drop me an e-mail if you’re interested. Regards. Phil Wheeliker

  3. Why Tuckman?

     Hi Andrea

    I wanted to suggest a different focus because I was wondering what you hope the team will gain from spending a day working through 4 exercises on the Tuckman stages. Whilst I have no doubt that the Tuckman stages are valid and it is useful to know what to expect or to understand what has already happened, I’m never quite sure what a team is supposed to do with the knowledge. As an alternative you could spend half a day working on developing engagement in the team and the second half helping them to clarify behaviours that drive performance in the team, both of which will give very tangible outcomes. If, on the other hand the team is an established team that is "stuck", I would consider dedicating the day to exploring team dynamics to find a way to unblock change.

    You might find some resources to help you by registering for the resource area at

    I hope the alternatives are helpful.


No Image Available

Get the latest from TrainingZone.

Elevate your L&D expertise by subscribing to TrainingZone’s newsletter! Get curated insights, premium reports, and event updates from industry leaders.

Thank you!