Why are Team Contracts Important?
A team contract outlines the standards that are expected to be met by all team members.
It is agreed to at a team meeting and signed by all members. The idea behind it is to encourage a collaborative and supportive environment amongst the team, as well as to clearly set out individual responsibilities.
Characteristics of Team Contracts
- A team contract is most commonly used when a new team is formed, as it can help to bring the team together and set clear responsibilities for members who may be new to the department or organisation.
What do Team Contracts Include?
Amongst other things, a typical team contract will include:
- Individual responsibilities
- Meeting times
- Overall objectives