Team Building Workshops

Establishing Team Operating Principles

Establishing basic team operating principles greatly influences team communication and results. Operating principles are written statements that describe how group members will interact with each other and those we serve – clients, customers, stakeholders. By determining and committing to how the team will communicate, make decisions, resolve conflicts and interact with one another, we establish a firm foundation for developing an empowered and successful team that operates on shared trust.

What are team operating principles?:

Simply put, they serve as ground rules to help the team function. To maintain a high-performing team, a sense of trust among members
must be built based on honesty, consistency, respectful communication, predictability, and dependable actions over time.

“Business operating principles are the rules of the road that enable people to know what’s in bounds — and what’s out-of-bounds —
in their companies and workplaces. Operating principles can serve as guides, helping people make sound decisions, building trust and
enabling greater innovation” (Lynch, 2008).

During this workshop, participants will learn to: