Ground rules are statements of values and guidelines which a group establishes consciously to help individual members to decide how to act. To be effective, ground rules must be clear, consistent, agreed-to, and followed. Where articulated ground rules are missing, natural behaviour patterns often emerge spontaneously. These are referred to as norms.
Team ground rules define a behavioural model which addresses how individuals treat each other, communicate, participate, cooperate, support each other, and coordinate joint activity. They may be used to define and standardize team procedure, use of time, work assignments, meeting logistics, preparation, minutes, discussion, creativity, reporting, respect and courtesy, and problem-solving.
At Innovolo, we help our B2B clients to burst through glass ceilings through a thorough, proven product development and strategic goal alignment process called the Innovolation Framework which powers our Innovation-as-a-Service.