A Working Agreement is a short set of guidelines created by the Team, for the Team, that establishes what the expectations of the Team are for one another. A well-written Agreement should help establish, as well as reinforce, a clear, shared understanding between all Team members about what they acknowledge is good behaviour and communication. It is usually referred to as a single “Working Agreement”, but in reality it’s comprised of many individual agreements for each topic or issue.
- Core Hours
- The Coward’s Confrontation: Leadership fail
- How To Create Better Work Agreements For Your Team
- Nominal Group Technique For Working Agreements
- Once More With Feeling
- The 10 Slack Agreements of Buffer
- The Working Agreements Canvas for High Performing Teams
- Write Down Your Team’s Unwritten Rules
Remote Team Working Agreements:
- Create a Remote Team Working Agreement (PDF)
- How to Create a Team Agreement for Your Remote Team
- Remote Team Agreements and Protocols (requires creating a free account)
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