Wednesday, August 26, 2009

BJP going thru Forming – Storming – Norming – Performing model of group development

The rise of BJP to national party is phenomenal. Within a space of 30 years, it rose from a 2 seat party to become only non congress party to rule Indian for 5 years. It would be foolhardy to compare, BJP organization with congress or communist organisations which has been in existence for more than 100 years.

Like any group formation; BJP will have to go thru the painful process of group formation. One of best group development model(Forming – Storming – Norming – Performing model ) on group formation was proposed by Bruce Tuckman. According to this model all these phases are necessary and inevitable in order for the team to grow, to face up to challenges, to tackle problems, to find solutions, to plan work, and to deliver results.  Lets see where is BJP today.


This is the first stage of team formation where the team meets and learns about the opportunity and challenges, and then agrees on goals and begins to tackle the tasks. Team members tend to behave quite independently. They may be motivated but are usually relatively uninformed of the issues and objectives of the team. Team members are usually on their best behavior but very focused on themselves. Mature team members begin to model appropriate behavior even at this early phase. this phase.

During initial 30 years of their existence, BJP was going thru this stage. This was the stage when they reach


All members have their own ideas as to how the process should look, and personal agendas are often rampant. Storming is probably the most difficult stage for the team. They begin to realize the tasks that are ahead are different and more difficult than they previously imagined. Impatient about the lack of progress, members argue about just what actions the team should take. They try to rely solely on their personal and professional experience, and resist collaborating with most other team members.

The maturity of some team members usually determines whether the team will ever move out of this stage. Some team members will focus on minutiae to evade real issues. The storming stage is necessary to the growth of the team. It can be contentious, unpleasant and even painful to members of the team who are averse to conflict.

BJP is currently going thru this phase of Group building.


Once group goes thru the storming stage, Everyone wants to share the newly found focus. Enthusiasm is high, and the team is often tempted to go beyond the original scope of the process. During this stage, members reconcile competing loyalties and responsibilities. They accept the team, ground rules, roles, and the individuality of fellow members. Emotional conflict is reduced as previously competitive relationships become more cooperative.

This is what BJP should aim for. 


By now the team has settled its relationships and expectations. They can begin performing by diagnosing, problem solving, and implementing changes. At last, team members have discovered and accepted other's strengths and weakness. In addition, they have learned what their roles are. Performing includes these feelings and behaviors:

The team is now an effective, cohesive unit. You can tell when your team has reached this stage because you start getting a lot of work done.

1 comment:

vishwa said...

good one pancha . hope things get better