Having a productive team of people will greatly increase your business success and longevity.
And for teams to be successful, they need to have a basic understanding of why they exist, where they fit, and how they’ll accomplish their objectives – in other words, what’s the greater purpose you are all working to achieve?
- Have you ever been part of a team only to find it was a waste of your time?
- Or been appointed “team leader” but had no idea where to start?
- Or found yourself on a team that’s floundering or falling apart, unable to work together?
If so, it’s time to get back to basics.
And one of the best things you can do is take the time to create a team charter, or a document that defines your team’s overall objectives, resources, and boundaries.
A team charter serves as a roadmap to guide and be a reference point for your team and is typically created in a group setting, with team leaders facilitating discussions and walking through key questions to define several important elements like the team’s purpose, context, goals, roles, and operating methods.
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