is open, honest, and respectful.
People feel free to express their
thoughts, opinions, and potential solutions to problems.
People feel as if they are heard out and listened to by team
members who are attempting to understand. Team members ask
questions for clarity and spend their thought time listening
deeply rather than forming rebuttals while their coworker is
members have a strong sense of belonging to the group.
They experience a deep commitment to the group’s decisions
and actions. This sense of belonging is enhanced and
reinforced when the team spends the time to develop
team norms or relationship guidelines together.
members are viewed as unique people
irreplaceable experiences, points of view, knowledge, and
opinions to contribute. After all, the purpose for forming a
team is to take advantage of the differences. Otherwise, why
would any organization approach projects, products, or goals
with a team. In fact, the more that a team can bring out
divergent points of view, that are thoughtfully presented
and supported with facts as well as opinions, the better.