How to Develop a Team Compact

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How to Develop a Team Compact 1 Introduction A team compact 1 is a set of basic principles and standards for working together in order to create a supportive and productive team environment. Often it is referred to as a set of ‘ground rules’. What is the purpose of a team compact? A team compact can help team members to: understand the importance of good working relationships and mutual cooperation to effective teamwork underpin the values and behaviours that are important to the team define and agree how they want to work together When would we need a team compact? Creating a mutually agreed team compact or set of ground rules can be useful in various team situations. It can be helpful for changing behaviours in a team that is experiencing problems working together, for example, when the team is unclear of its purpose, when team members are not sure what is expected of them, or when there is conflict, aggression or lack of cooperation or commitment. It may also be of benefit in new
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