The Hackman Model

“Richard Hackman put forth a new model in his 2002 book, “Leading Teams: Setting the Stage for Great Performances”. As one of the world’s leading experts on group and organizational behavior, Hackman believed that teams were at their best when certain conditions were created by leaders to allow teams to manage themselves effectively. He believed that it was the leader’s responsibility to ensure that teams were self-sustaining.

According to Hackman, five essential conditions are needed for team success:

  • Team stability
  • Clear and engaging direction
  • Enabling structure
  • Supportive organizational context
  • Expert coaching

Best suited for: Leaders looking for insight on how to best structure and guide their teams so they can be self-sustaining.”

Excerpted from: “7 Popular Team Effectiveness Models and What they’re Best Suited For”

Suggested Reading:

Hackman, Richard. Leading Teams: Setting the Stage for Great Performances. Harvard Business School Publishing Corp., 2002. ISBN 1-57851-333-2.

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