Many organizations look for a road map when it comes to implementing teams. While the approach may vary from organization to organization based on the current culture and experience with teams to the desired culture and use of teams, some basic elements are required for all. When we can think of the road map in three phases it helps leaders see the progression that must occur for teaming to take place. It's also important to remember that when membership and/or direction of the team changes, the team goes back, even temporarily, to the "start-up" phase again.
"Start Up" Phase (6-8 months):