Team Tools – Introduction

team tools image A starter set of contemporary principles, ground rules, and tools for teams to work together more effectively and more enjoyably.

Lights In Their Eyes
. Think of something pleasant – and your eyes light up
. Look at someone lit up – and you light up too
. When speaking and listening, keep asking – are our Lights On? or Off?
. Keep each other lit up – Energy Achieves Results!

Ground Rules
. The “evolution of cooperation”
. Many can do more than one
. But only if there are agreed rules for working together
. What are YOUR ground rules for effective meetings?
. Is everyone following them?

Sample Ground Rules
. Discussion < 5 minutes
. Follow agenda
. Stay on Topic
. One conversation at a time
. All ideas are good
. Start on time / end on time
. Leave time to network
. Stop talking when you’ve made the sale
. Other: _________

Talking Points
. Everyone has a point of view
. Put yourself there
. Rephrase your points until they match the other’s point of view
. When speaking and listening, keep asking… What’s In It For Them?

Task Cycles  – “Agendas On Steroids”
. Purpose <= Task Cycle Context
. Participants <= Task Cycle Context
. Outcomes <= Task Cycle Context
. Steps <= Traditional Agenda
. Capabilities <= Task Cycle Context
. Task Cycle

Recap
. Team Tools provide a starter set of common tools for teams to work together more effectively and more enjoyably 
. For more information see Development One LLC – Methods

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