Expectations for Team Behavior
Group members will work with mutual respect and
politeness. Members will respond within 12 hours on emails
requiring information and arrive no later than 5 minutes to
meetings. If a member will be later than 5 minutes, the
group will be notified.
Ensuring Balanced Work Distribution
Group members will be open and truthful about their
workloads, and bring up any trouble they have with their
work so problems can be resolved quickly. If issues
continue or require escalation, they will go to the group
mediator and if necessary, the group guide.
Roles & Responsibilities
Group members will volunteer themselves for roles
which play to their strengths, and take on work to make
sure an equal work distribution is kept. See bottom of list
for current roles.
Honoring Individual Strengths
Group members’ individual expertise will be
trusted based on their knowledge in given areas. Members
will be acknowledged for the work they have done, and work
will be distributed based on strengths.
Group members will communicate with the guide through
open discussions and seeking feedback. When the guide
emails, all group members will be copied and member
responses will use “reply all” to make sure
group members know who has responded to the guide.
Group members will use email for business discussions
and texts for quick questions or urgent matters. When
previously undiscussed work or urgent matters occur, an
email response acknowledging receiving the email will be
Group members will make decisions based on mutual
agreement to support the decision. That is to say, all
group members are ok moving forward with an idea regardless
of whether it was their top choice or not.
Integrity and Responsibility
Group members will complete their work to create a
solution that works well and meets the project
requirements. Members will not plagiarize any work they
contribute to the project.
When conflict occurs, group members will bring issues
forward to the group mediator, group leader, and if
necessary group guide. Problems will be addressed quickly
with openness and responsibility.