After a few rounds of proposals, if there is no consensus on a particular point, go on – they cannot reach agreement in this area at the moment. Consider reviewing the article the next time working agreements are reviewed. Divide groups of more than five people into subgroups. In my experience, it is easier to first reach an agreement in small groups and then bring it back to the whole. I`ve found that a 90-minute session is long enough to create a good first draft of a work agreement, and not too long for people to lose interest and energy. Usually, I structure it this way: the main advantage of employment agreements is their applicability. Since everyone has agreed to abide by the rules, the application of these rules becomes less complicated in the event of an infringement. People are unique, so each team will likely have a different working agreement. While what works for a team certainly doesn`t work for every team, many agreements contain rules similar to the following: Teamwork agreements are a simple practice that you can use to do wonders for creating new teams and for reforming existing teams. These agreements are a consolidation of guidelines defining how groups wish to cooperate and what they ideally want, both in the working environment and with each other, in order to promote a safe and productive environment. Thank you very much, I intend to use it as a guideline to facilitate a charter agreement/teamwork workshop with my Scrum teams. I like that production is driven exclusively by cooperation focused on positive behavior and reinforcement.
To keep the discussion on track, use moderation techniques like the fist of five to reach consensus on all work agreements. Note from Mark: If you spend some time with a good setup, cynicism among team members is reduced. Giving people a few categories or areas where work agreements help gives them a framework. The categories of our workshops are for example mobile phones, laptops, breaks and punctuality. In the context of a team, you can use a few of the above areas and perhaps use the Scrum values, but ultimately, the team chooses what works best for them. There is no official or correct way to create work agreements, so Steve uses the approach I share in my workshops. As usual with a Scrum Master, good preparation pays off. Consider informing the team in advance of the categories/areas of the agreement….