Emergentics - Crafting Team Norms and Rules of Engagement

Give Your Team the Edge with Powerful Success Tools and Strategies

Crafting Team Norms and Rules of Engagement is a fun and engaging workshop that highlights how when team members do not share the same values, conflict can arise.

For example, some team members may place a high premium on punctuality, while others do not. Without agreement on how a team should operate, seemingly small differences could result in frustration and impact productivity.

In a 2012 Google study of team performance, researchers found that team norms had the biggest impact on team success.

In our Crafting Team Norms workshop, teams collaborate on a four-step process to develop a set of operating norms, ground rules and we highlight the importance of:

Team norms and psychological safety

Emergenetics Attributes and how these play out in the work environment

Develop a process of crating team norms together

Work together to create an action plan

Crafting Team Norms Workshop Objectives:

Work together to craft team norms and ground rules

Describe team norms and their role in team performance

Design your team norms and immediately begin integrating them

Acknowledge varying approaches to creating psychological safety for everyone’s individual preferences (Emergenetics attributes)

Overview of workshop activities:

Our workshops are dynamic, interactive and encourage experiential learning. The activities the team will engage in include:

Warm Up Activity – participants pair up and reflect on a memorable team experience

Emergenetics Attributes and Psychological Safety – participants identify what each Attribute needs to feel safe

Behavioural Line Up – participants identify how to support psychological safety across the entire spectrum of behaviors

Crafting Team Norms – team identifies behaviours and values which to align their norms and ground rules

Commitment – team agrees to practice the norms, ground rules and evaluate their effectiveness

Workshop Outcome and Results:

Agree on the desired operating norms, ground rules and their role in team performance

Utilize varying approaches to create psychological safety for individual preferences (Emergenetics attributes)

Assess the success of their team norms and adjust accordingly to support improved communication and performance

Immediately begin integrating their newly created team norms and ground rules as a team

Better understand the dynamics of their own team and how to establish ongoing success by leveraging the Emergenetics WE team approach

Is your team functioning at its best, with everyone on the same page?

LeadersEdge can help smooth the process of creating team norms and ground rules for peak efficiency and performance. Learn more more about this workshop by
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