Working in teams can be difficult. This is especially true when team members jump right into the work without acknowledging the overall structure of the project, member roles, end goals, or anything else making up the backbone of the project.
Cascadia Community College faculty member Danielle Powell is a believer in the establishment of a team contract, and has set up guidelines on what to think about when writing it. The full document is posted below and includes important points such as:
- Developing a collective identity and relationships within the team
- Setting rules and roles for all team members
- Making sure all of the group goals are clear
- Establish a list of values and ethical concerns