Are you ready for part 3 in the series: 5 Easy Secrets to Coach Your Team?
Do you want to use a powerful tool to create a team coaching exercise and improve morale?
If so, this blog post is perfect for you. This is #3 in a 5 part series on using a code of conduct as a great team coaching strategy.
You will find links to parts 1 and 2 below just in case you missed them.
Team Coaching #3: Priorities When Using A Code of Conduct
- The code and mission come first
- The needs of the team come second
- The needs of the individual come third – it’s not all about you!
Good luck with this one if you have a narcissist or bully on your team.
Step #3 is tough for many people to digest since egos need to be placed aside. The idea is that everyone on the team agreed to this code and needs to follow the rules. If they don’t like the rule, they needed to communicate this idea before people agreed to it. It’s that easy, not easily enforced.
Please refer to team coaching # 1 and #2 so this strategy makes even more sense to you.
The good news is that it’s everyone’s responsibility to follow the rules and call out those who don’t!
Clients who have been successful using the code of conduct had to meet periodically to rehash what was agreed upon and deal with those who are having trouble following the code of conduct as a team.
I promise that it’s worth the effort. I’ve seen teams thrilled that everyone agreed not to use their phones or eat meals during meetings. This was part of the code of conduct. Every team decides what’s best for their situation.
The code of conduct gives every permission to add things to the list that drives them crazy. It’s extremely freeing. This is a great place to add that bullying in the workplace won’t be tolerated. The buy-in comes in when the team knows that once the code is created everyone needs to follow the rules. There will be times that the team agrees to change the code – this is natural and healthy if the team can agree to disagree on certain items.
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Until Next Time,
Joyce Weiss, M.A., CSP, CVP
Conflict Resolution and Communication Coach
Queen of Conflict Resolution
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P.P.S. You will find links to parts 1 and 2 below just in case you missed them.