Let`s put it once again: poor communication and misunderstandings often result from an uneven communication style. To overcome these differences and meet others in a place of clarity, ease and understanding, each communication partner must at least adapt or modify certain parts of its automatic (and intuitive) mode of communication. I suggest to those who sincerely want to better understand their communication partner and refer to them that they each adopt a series of new communication agreements. A communication contract is the vehicle to design how the interaction works. It is the agreement between people on what they need from each other to feel satisfied in an exchange of communication. It is also the life raft that saves us in the ocean of poor communication at home and at work. Team agreements are sometimes referred to as social contracts. Studies show that social contracts, if properly implemented, have many positive benefits, such as. B to give employees a sense of control and security in their dealings with their boss and teammates. These contracts also provide a sense of responsibility, responsibility and trust among team members. For the chief, these contracts help motivate desirable behaviours in the workplace and can prevent dysfunctional behaviour without heavy supervision. Through the Tuckman`s team development model, team agreements can help teams move peacefully and efficiently from the standardization phase to the performance phase.
They also allow team members to maintain a sustainable culture of collaboration within the team. A team agreement is a set of values, principles or behaviours that a team uses to improve their communication and hold each other to account. This treaty can cover areas such as member cooperation. B decision-making, communication, information exchange and mutual support. Social contracts clearly describe the standards on how members interact with each other. 2. Coverage of Personal and Technical Behaviors Some team agreements deal more with technical practices (e.g.B. “Don`t push all codes on Fridays to production,” which was previously mentioned), while others focus on principles that will keep the team true, such as: “Give the person a performance return before talking about their performance to someone else.” A communication partner is a person who is currently communicating or in contact with another person and therefore requires ongoing communication over a period of time. A communication partner may be a student, teacher, son, daughter, parents, grandparents, cousin, aunt, uncle, spouse, friend, acquaintance, therapist, client, employee, supervisor, employee, employer, neighbor or other. They can be neurotypical or on the autism spectrum. 1- Identify values: Here is a step-by-step guide that can help you identify your team`s values and principles.
Although values can be seen as the only starting point for a social contract, I would like to focus on the more practical and behavioural aspect of team agreements. Step 3: Create your team chords Once you have all the votes, look for cards with the highest number of votes. Those who have won all the votes are definitely part of the team agreements. For those who do not have consensus (all votes), ask team members who did not vote for them if they can still support them and live them democratically. And for those who have few voices, prioritize and have a conversation. Most of the time, these elements are either included in something else that has already entered the team agreements, or they are modified and then modified in the final document. At the end, each participant signs the document as a symbol of respect for the team`s social contract. 3. Thematic agreements on different aspects of cooperation They can focus discussions on different topics in order to make the agreements more precise.