Team Alliance/Charter/Agreement

  • Stance
    • Ask permission to work with the team coach etc.
    • Allow people to pass if the question/facilitation method is uncomfortable for them. Don’t make a fuss about it.
    • Coach should acknowledge they make mistakes to show leadership and show that it is ok.
    • Be willing to put yourself first.
    • Openness and transparency from leadership team
  • Tools
    • Meet people before sessions to build rapport and personality set.
    • Allow team to suggest how mental health needs to be addressed.
    • What positive things can a team do to show support to the team member with ….
    • Ask people to remember a time when things were not safe
    • Share a stigma or fear and how you are getting over it/got over it.
    • Help team create adjustments in their working agreement. Its a living document.  
    • Provide a few guiding posts to start conversation.
    • Establishing “yes, and” rather than “no.”
    • Give opportunity to person to remove themselves from conversation to recentre themselves.
    • Intro is team gamification to bring unity.
    • Peoples views conversation.
  • Safety Checks
    • Be aware of your physical stance
    • Body language
    • PO gives a clear vision for product of goal
    • Being brought in to be part of the team
    • Don’t call it out (no labels)
    • Create a safe team working environment
    • Choose a good environment to hold your team events/ Make an adjustment in work space (move to quiet area, use noise canceling headphones)
    • That it’s okay not to know
    • Asking for help is okay
    • Respect each other, encourage others, no stupid questions
    • Give ample warnings when possible, of changes – even when they aren’t definite changes
    • A team may not have a mental difference /Team may be similar in themselves but different to “others”  – The coach may be the odd ones out.
    • Individually being celebrated (team)
    • Educate on Diversity “image stigma”
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