Step 5: Creating a healthy team culture

Core need this step aims to fulfil: Learning & Evolving

Key questions for this step:

What learning does this experience bring us as a group/team?
What agreements could help us to prevent tensions from affecting our collaboration in the future?

Some best practices that might be helpful: 

  • Harvest key insights and learnings in a way that can serve the team in the future.
  • Make sure you document any agreements you make. 
  • Agree on a review date and evaluation criteria for agreements. 
  • Safe words could be a great way to bring awareness into the team that tension levels are rising. 
  • A way to prevent tension to rise is to create regular spaces for informal conversations, retrospectives and peer reviews, that allow tensions to be resolved before they escalate.