The American Institute of Stress reports that 80% of us feel stressed at work, and surprisingly, 92% of this stress comes from our concerns about team dynamics. This tells us that a large percentage of employee stress comes from working with each other. The reality is that workers come into daily contact with other workers and cause levels of frustration, anger, sadness and distress. What`s holding your teams back? Perhaps a work agreement is a good starting point towards hyperproductivity. Watch this last article and let me know… what goes into your team agreements. #scrum #agile For more reading, the Harvard Business Review published an article in March 2018 on “How to Reduce Burnout on Your Team,” based on creating better direction through chords. By creating a work agreement, teams define their own values and working principles for cooperation. That is, using work agreements as a positive way to define how we interact with each other, to reduce the constraints of team dynamics, and to hold accountable for the commitments they make as a team.

How can we fix this? The key is that we do not do it – we allow them to work on it ourselves by establishing a labour agreement. A work agreement, sometimes referred to as “team standards,” is guidelines developed by the team on how they should work together to create a positive and productive process. When establishing a work agreement, teams can take control of their own destiny and, by default, their stress level. You will find that with well-developed work agreements, you have a living document that helps the team optimize collaboration. Feel free from stacey to slouie@hyperdriveagile.com Here are 8 areas to consider when helping your teams establish a work agreement: Stacey Louie (CSP, CSM, CSPO, SPC4), CEO of Hyperdrive Agile Leadership A Working Agreement lists the expectations that team members have of each other. As part of the team`s “Kickoff), we often recommend that teams establish a work agreement to highlight all the expectations of people (such as managers) about them, as well as the expectations they have together. The labour agreement is better defined than a means of welcoming team members. It makes sense for people to agree to align themselves with the team`s operating principles. That is, the team members decide how they work together.

It is not an administrative tool or an administrative rate of rules. It`s a way of thinking about how we want to work together.