If there is one or more inches down, the proposal has not been adopted. I ask people to share their views on why it would be bad for the team in the work agreement. In general, this is a great deal of discussion, and often the team comes to a common understanding and finds a way to rephrase the proposal so that everyone is satisfied with the wording. However, if the group does not decide on a new formulation within 4 to 5 minutes, I will make a time adjustment and discuss. I say something in the lines: “While some members of this team want this ball in the work agreement, we also have a few friends who don`t want it there. I do not think we can agree on that in the next few minutes. I propose that we guarantee it for future discussion and that we pursue the next proposal. Today`s game is to find as many balls as possible on which we agree to have a stable ground on which we can build further discussions. And then I move the post-it notes into the “maybe later… Section of the whiteboard. The team establishes all individual agreements in the employment contract and places them on the team wall. In the months that followed, team members began to get used to the idea of reminding their colleagues of behaviours that did not comply with the agreement. All the sprint pairs ask Steve in a retrospective: “Is this still our employment contract? Is there anything you want to change? The list will be expanded when team members find more areas where they will see benefits.
After six months, they are much better able to deal with tense problems within the team, or when the external pressure on them increases. When creating a team charter, it`s best to start at the beginning. Members should come to the development of the Charter on substantive actions and decisions they have made there. Is the team a department in a large organization? Is this a newly created team that focuses on certain types of projects? Is this a new team made up of two independent teams? Bring as much information as you can so you can start redesigning your team`s background. Key issues: For example, the staff committee`s goal is to understand the perspective of staff and develop work plans to continuously improve the staff experience. It`s a wonderful idea. I can`t wait to try it with my team. Thank you so much for the excellent mail. I would then like to add that we will now draft together our first version of our labour agreement. It will lay a foundation for the behaviour we want to see, capture our expectations of each other and define what we should be able to hold ourselves accountable to each other.
By creating a work agreement, we create an understanding of what is important to us in order to work well as a team.