People problems are always at the core of company woes. Team agreements are a document that help to explicitly communicate responsibility and expectations. Mark Batson Baril gives 4 guidelines when creating one:
- The team should be the ones creating the document. Then, they have buy-in.
- Next, decide the scope and immediate concerns. Deal with the most important stuff first.
- Ask questions that are open ended to start picking at subconscious issues.
- Document and refine.
In order for this team to excel, what do you want for the team? — A possible question from Mark Batson Baril
Find more examples in the full article.