Why is building a great team so hard? We know and value the need, and there are so many courses, tips and tricks, consultants, and so forth.
Teams form through the exercise of discipline and maturity, and by following a some basic principles. These principles overcome or remove the threats to team-building that prevent people from bonding and exploring team benefits as they would in an unmanaged state.
One of the main threats to team-building is the “Project Asshole”: an individual who breaks or undermines these principles by their attitudes, behaviour or emotions.
Here we outline nine Teaming Principles that can nudge a team towards excellence, and a Team Charter that helps set up agreement and understanding of those principles, especially designed to weed out those “Project Assholes” from your teams.