4

Getting Off on the Right Foot

Important First Steps

Key Topics Covered in This Chapter

  • Hosting a launch meeting
  • Adopting decision rules
  • Planning and scheduling the work
  • Agreeing on measures of success
  • Developing a budget
  • Setting up mechanisms that hold the team together
  • Laying down norms of behavior

ONCE A TEAM has been formed and its charter delivered, several important things must be done before work commences. Rules must be established about the who and how of decisions, and also about how members will behave toward each other. Plans must be made for achieving team goals. The work must be broken down into manageable pieces, scheduled for completion, and allocated to the right people. These are just a few of the issues that the team must ...

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