Nine Ground Rules for Cohesive Team BehaviorTM

While TAC4 Solutions has over 50 strategies for streamlining processes, we have found that the largest efficiency gains come from training client staff to work as a cohesive team, opening communication across departments.  Thus, we created Nine Ground Rules for Cohesive Team BehaviorTM to facilitate process redesign and project management on all our engagements.

Trust cannot be built in a day, nor can we magically snap our fingers and have a team work together cohesively.  But we can create ground rules for all staff to live by while working as part of team.  These ground rules set the behaviors that will build trust, allow for constructive conflict, call us to commitment to team goals, make us accountable to each other, and engage us to solve our team's problems together.

Whether implementing a complex project in your organization, running a motivational campaign in your department, or hosting a seminar for business leaders, we teach and incorporate the Nine Ground Rules for Cohesive Team BehaviorTM to build functional problem solving patterns with our clients.  Additionally, we perform Nine Ground Rules engagements as a course unto itself for organizations who want to dramatically change behavior and eliminate organizational noise.

Sample Ground Rules

1. No complaining at all until willing to take action

A complaint is something you are dissatisfied with but are unwilling to do what is required to solve the problem.  Instead, take action on the complaint, soliciting others onto your team to resolve the problem.

3. Respect everyone on the team, assuming good motives

Assume that everyone's motives are for the good of the team, the department, the company.  Never speak negatively behind someone's back.  Apologize regularly, forgive freely.

5. Voice Opinions strongly and respectfully

Conflict about issues is encouraged, especially during meetings.  We all have a piece of the puzzle we are trying to solve, and we require everyone's input, during meetings, to solve the problems.  "Internal politics is when people choose their words and actions based on how they want others to react rather than based on what they really think" (Patrick Lencioni, Five Dysfunctions of a Team).  If we are going to solve our problems, we need everyone contributing their insight from their unique education and experience.


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Additional Information:

The Official 9GR