Working Agreements Workshop

A work agreement is a common set of expectations that a team creates to understand how it will work together and interact. For many teams, this is a valuable advantage. However, the teamwork agreement becomes even more critical when team members work remotely. Depending on the team or the work phase, work agreements may vary and should be modified to reflect changes in the nature of the work or work environment. It should also be reviewed regularly and updated on the basis of learning. What would a teamwork agreement look like? Here is a real example made by a team entirely distributed with a national health insurance payer: faced with friction between some members of the team, he opts for a model 1-2-4[3] to discuss possible agreements. This model aims to ensure that everyone has a voice in this process: the most important factor in developing a team work agreement is to identify the challenges your team faces. Introduce yourself with unique collaborative challenges for your team, then focus on solving those issues. In this block of the Teamwork Agreement, teams discuss and agree on how to learn from failures and celebrate successes (for example.B. how and when they will reflect on mistakes and mistakes, how to translate into action what they have learned from past failures, which means success for this team – as individuals and as a collective – and how they want to celebrate it etc.) Now that you have the basics, here are examples of some clauses that you could include in your teamwork agreement. Some of them are specific to agile teams. Organizing a workshop on working agreements is essential to preparing the team for success. Preferably, it will be carried out during the team`s two-day site as a planned structured workshop.

Having a team name that all team members can identify with is one aspect of establishing the unique identity of the team. A team name should be created (and agreed) by the team itself. There are many anecdotal reports[2] about how getting together under a team name allows the team to operate in a much more fluid and efficient way (plus, it`s fun to find a great team name together!) In a recent Canva contract workshop, which I hosted, and as there were so many Harry Potter fans in the band, they decided to be called Team Slytherin. You should have heard the laughter when they tried to find that name. All sprints should update the labour agreement, often through a retrospective review and a question such as: “Are these still our work agreements? What do we want to update? What are the areas that require new agreements?┬áThere is no formal or correct way to create work agreements, so Steve uses the approach I share in my workshops.