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Adjourning - the ending stage

Understand the ending, celebrate closure, feel contribution appreciation

· team,to-sort

This fifth stage describes the stage where a team has completed their project task, or alternatively the team may be disbanded.

In this stage, teams should have the chance to:

  • understand why the ending has occurred,
  • celebrate successful completion of a project and/or achieve closure to the end of the team, and
  • feel that the team's contributions were appreciated by the organisation (Giesen & Osborne, 2008).