It is important to remind the team that these actions are not even cancelled. They can (and should) change when we know more about cooperation. Retrospectives are a good time for action that changes an existing labour agreement if we recognize that it is an obstacle to better cooperation. Here are some important things you need to keep in mind when creating your own teamwork contract. Save often and keep in mind that agreements can always be renegotiated, especially when new members join or situations change. Each new team has a strong dynamic, with individuals preferring a certain mix of behaviors and practices. Respect your uniqueness! However, in my experience as an agile consultant, the most productive product development teams have one thing in common: consensus. They all felt locked up, listened to and respected and could clearly establish the link between their individual goal and the vision of the product or project. Let`s start with the definition: work agreements are standards or guidelines developed by a team to improve their interactions for superior performance and create a common language. In practice, these agreements define the expectations of groups, define paths of cooperation and create the atmosphere necessary for sensitive and psychologically safe work. Finally be creative to deal with your problems and a little fun with the deal.
Finally, it is a “social” contract. For remote teams, we used FunRetros with great success (the fusion feature for grouping and coordination is really useful), if you want a more “traditional” feeling, we also played with the dashboard (the look of grip notes and feel is pretty fun). Instead, you should talk about these issues as a way to be a proactive and self-organized team and use the agreement as an action plan to overcome them. If your team has been working together for some time, you have identified some of the key issues or concerns that your agreement needs to address. Work agreements are often used in the Agile context, but can be used by any team. Through the work agreement process, teams are given an increased awareness of the interaction between individuals. Working agreements are the perfect opportunity to address sensitive issues such as conflict and disagreement management, as well as meeting plans, provision and low engagement.