We can find Bruce Tuckman’s Forming-Storming-Norming-Performing model, the most famous model for team development, has more relation to Tannenbaum & Schmidt’s Continuum theory and Situational Leadership Theory.
Though he came up with four stages(forming-storming-norming-performing) in his initial publication in 1965, he added ‘Adjourning’(some refers this as ‘Mourning’) , to include team breaks after project completion, in later 1970s...
Tannenbaum & Schmidt Continuum theory explains the relationship between the levels of freedom that a manager chooses to give to a team, and the level of authority used by him.
Resemblance between Continuum theory & this theory is in existence of different team developmental levels & movement between those levels as team develops...
Situational Leadership deals with the relationship between follower’s developmental level & leadership behavior(directive/supportive) based on the task/situation.
SL resembles same structure if we represent the four stages in different quadrants.
Tuckman’s theory aims on the way in which a team handles a task from the initial formation of the team through to the completion of the project.
Development level moves from one stage to the other sequentially as they mature as a team but time taken in each stage depends on understanding of and commitment to the goals of the team...
Via Mhd.Shadi Khudr