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Team Working Agreement Exercise

Team Working Agreement Exercise

The ICC workflow is just one way to create an agreement. The meaning is not in the method. It`s about talking through everyone`s assumptions and documenting the things the team agrees on. It took us about 15 minutes to brainstorm. And people could just pull sticky notes and put anything they wanted into any category. It was just a free one for everyone. So quiet, everyone works on their own. For remote teams, we used FunRetros with great success (the fusion feature for grouping and coordination is really useful), if you want a more “traditional” feeling, we also played with the dashboard (the look of grip notes and feel is pretty fun). The distributed leadership does not disprove Blake and Moulton`s thesis. Focusing and balancing people and results remain important to the team. To ensure such a balance, Alexis Phillips and Phillip Sandahl proposed a diagnostic team model based on Blake`s driving grid. They translated “Concern for People” on the management side into a measure of team posture that reflects team spirit and the joy of working.

They have transformed “results management” into team productivity, which means efficiency in delivering results. They have identified critical skills for each of these areas, and it is amazing how well this list fits with the agile attitude. Option 2: Bring the Agile Manifesto or ask people to remember agile values and principles. Ask the team what values are important to them. You can discuss which of these values influence productivity or positivity. This exercise can be useful for defining work agreements, for resolving hidden team conflicts, or as a team building activity that helps you better understand each other. One possible scenario that you can observe are misdirected ratings within the real or desired state team. If there is a significant difference between the opinions of the team members, focus the discussion on these aspects. Try to understand what motivates your perceptions.

Let people express their opinions and expectations. This block has two main themes: how to celebrate success and how to learn the lessons of failure. Both are important to build a strong team. People understand almost intuitively the importance of learning from mistakes/mistakes, but the benefits of celebrating success are often overlooked. Nothing [3] fosters a collaborative work environment, such as celebrating team victories and sharing each other`s success.

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