Teams are vital parts of our professional lives, but many of them have faulty foundations. Deep conflicts can arise from the simplest of disconnects – issues of punctuality, communication styles, or responsibilities. Before diving headlong into your team’s next task, it’s important to establish common understandings.
For Brandman instructor and leadership consultant Susan Gerke, creating Team Operating Guidelines is a vital first step: “Teams that have agreed-to guidelines in place can use those guidelines to bring up otherwise sensitive topics with one another. A team that has open dialogue about its challenges is generally able to work through those challenges and become stronger.” The foundation built by creating Team Operating Guidelines frees up the team to achieve its goals and move toward high performance. How do you go about creating Team Operating Guidelines?
Brandman University Leadership NOW seminar:
"Developing Your Team" with Susan Gerke
16355 Laguna Canyon Rd, Irvine, CA 92618
September 16, 2014
6:00 - 8:30 pm (light dinner available from 5:00 - 6:00 pm)