Do you want to learn a powerful secret from my team coaching toolbox? If so, you are in the right place: Create Your Team’s Code of Conduct.
This is part 1 of a 5-part series on creating your code of conduct.
Make sure and look for parts 2-5 in the next few blog posts.
This article contains an exciting exercise that I use in my training sessions on Resolving Conflict and Employee Engagement. Clients enjoy using this strategy. They implement the ideas during and after the session. I hope that you see the value of using this powerful training secret. It can help you reduce conflict in the workplace and improve your working condition.
You may be asking yourself, “What is a code of conduct?” A code of conduct is a powerful set of rules that govern the internal behavior of any team.
Team Coaching Secret #1: Strategies to use a Code of Conduct
- The rules are made by the team.
- Team members are willing to stand and defend the code.
- Each team member is personally responsible and accountable for his or her behavior.
- It allows everyone to do their best work.
- Everyone must play by the same rules.
- The team agrees to put in the time and energy – not just show up for work.
- Everyone helps finds the unique talents of team members.
Thoughts from Joyce
Here are examples of my client’s code of conduct that we created together:
- Everyone needs to come to the meeting on time.
- No side conversations during the meeting.
- Cell phones are turned off.
- Everyone needs to participate.
- The team supports members when harassment occurs and confronts bullies and other difficult people.
The idea is for the entire team to come up with its own code. Leaders can’t persuade others what direction to take. I’ve seen miracles happen when this exercise is done right. The team can change the code to fine-tune their goals.
I find that clients get better results when they have a coach help them create the code of conduct so leaders and team members are equal during this strategy session. It doesn’t take long to do this because I’ve got my secret sauce when it comes to team coaching. Just saying! 😉
Look for parts 2-5 on Easy Secrets to Coach Your Team in the next 4 blog posts.
I want to hear from you!
CLICK HERE to send me your questions about creating your own code of conduct.
What is your experience when you created one with your team?
Feel free to call me at 248.713.1926 if you want to explore options on how I can come to your organization and facilitate a meeting (face to face or virtually) for you to create your own code of conduct. This is a perfect exercise for any board meeting or retreat. Human Resource Professionals find this exercise a time saver for them.
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Until next time,
This is Joyce Weiss, M.A., CSP, CVP
Conflict Resolution Coach
You can start tackling tough conversations with bullies, different generations, and even narcissists once you learn the powerful strategies. I will do whatever it takes to help you improve your quality of life.
Remember…You Get What YOU Tolerate!
See YOU Next Week.
P.S. I work with Human Resource Professionals, individuals, and small groups to make sure everyone feels heard and respected so they Kick Conflict to the Curb.