Never say to teammates, “We need to get your buy-in to use Work Agreements” because once they understand how work agreements will benefit them, they’ll naturally buy-in without you even asking!
Here’s something that sounds obvious, but needs to be said: if the team leader doesn’t endorse work agreements, they won’t work.
Here’s something not so obvious: if the leader doesn’t endorse work agreements, you haven’t succeeded in communicating the benefit clearly enough so they get it. [Read more…] about Work Agreement Series: How to Get Leader Endorsement & Support
The first post in this Team Work Agreement series set the table for the importance of work agreements and I quickly touched on what they contain. Today, let’s review the 6 stages teammates need to go through to create a work agreement.
The Sixth Transition Stage is Added
In 2014, I published an article on the 5 Stages of Work Agreements that aligns with and helps teammates move successfully through Tuckman’s Stages of Team Development. However, I did not include his final stage. I happily include it now in this Second Revision.
Difficult team situations happen.
For many teams, difficulties seem to happen every hour. If your teammates attack each other more than they forgive, this Teamwork Tune-Up exercise will help transform that dysfunctionality into high-performing teamwork behavior. [Read more…] about Stop Teammate Attacks With This Simple Team Building Exercise