What is the Team Charter card?
Set your ground rules to bond the team and build a shared understanding and commitment.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
- Helen Keller.
How to use the Team Charter card
1. Draw the following on a large surface:
2. As a team fill out the form as such:
People and Roles: the names and the roles of the team.
Purpose: the why behind your goals (Start With Why).
Goals: the goals for the whole team (Team Strategy).
Personal Goals: the goals of individuals in the team.
Values: the core values that you share (Team Values).
Needs & Expectations: the needs and expectations from the team.
Rules & Activities: how you are going to communicate, make decisions, execute and give feedback (Ritual Reset).
Strengths & Assets: things that will move you forward.
Weaknesses & Risks: things that will stop you.
3. Review and revise every three months. Try doing a Retro on your team charter to see if it’s helping.
Tip: share your team charters in an open space to encourage people outside of the team to learn more about you.