People have different working styles. Should we do meetings once per week? Is it okay to walk into a meeting late? Do we want to update the group on our streams of work? Designing an alliance around rules of engagement that everyone commits to can prevent wasted time and eliminate the potential animosity people can feel with teammates.
- Diverse perspectives have been proven…to have better outcomes for teams.…This could not be more true and exciting because we all come…from different backgrounds and experiences.…Therefore, the opportunity is huge…to collaborate more effectively,…leveraging the wealth of diversity.…The challenge is the execution of leveraging…diverse perspectives to a better outcome is extremely hard.…For this reason, we need to design a set of team norms…to leverage the diversity…while having reached the common ground we all want…that engenders trust in one another.…
What are team norms?…These are simply a set of practices that your team adopts…that, if done well,…creates a deep trust and common identity.…Think about something as simple as…we start and end our meetings on time,…to something like we do not interrupt others…when they're speaking.…Here's the thing, designing a set of team norms is easy.…You simply have a conversation with the team…on the things that your team wants to adopt,…that you believe will help you be successful…
- Define “compassionate collaboration” and explain how it helps a team work more efficiently.
- Identify the potential problems with narratives.
- Recognize the core skill that a great project facilitator possesses.
- Determine the best way to address possible barriers or roadblocks to attaining the collective goal.
- Recall how often checklist compliances should be verified.