Team Charter (Week 1)
In both temporary and permanent teams in organizational settings,
a key component of effective team performance is development of
shared goals and agreed on processes for attaining those goals.
Many organizations employ team charters to help ensure
agreement of both goals and processes. As a team, you are
expected to develop a charter as both an assignment for this course
and as a basis for team performance going forward. This contract
will serve as the “strategy” for your collective learning experience.
It should outline the group policies and procedures as well as the
timeline for development of your group project(s). Specific areas
to address in your team charter are listed below but teams are
welcome to exceed expectations by adding additional criteria based
on needs. Students are encouraged to review examples of team
contracts/charters online. Grading of this contract will be
dependent on thoughtful reflection by group members,
thoroughness of the charter, as well as presentation (i.e. grammar
and formatting). This charter will be dependent on thoughtful
reflection and explanation by group members.
Although other components may be included in the charter, the
following MUST be addressed:
Team Charter & Project Plan
Your team will develop a team charter and project plan that will be
agreed upon and signed by all team members. The team charter
will assist the team in working together, offer candid and helpful
feedback, and identify expectations. The project plan provides
details of the teams’ goals, the steps to complete the group project,
and the roles that each team member will have. The requirements
are as follows:
I. Purpose. Clearly define the purpose of your team.
II. Membership. List names of team members and contact
III. Goals. Clearly state the team’s specific goals. Include
measurable task and process goals.