Teams are made up of members who may have different ideas of what is and isn’t acceptable conduct. This can lead to negative behaviours, and can ultimately result in frustration on the part of other team members. Values-based group guidelines establish a baseline for behaviour and set group norms. They should be developed by the group that is agreeing to them.

This resource provides instructions on how to determine your team’s guidelines, including a five-step process and a worksheet to help any team to do this work.

Values-Based Group Guidelines