Examples Of Behavioral Norms

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Behavioral Norms
Establish expectations Due to the fact that the environment of a virtual team has minimal or no in-person interaction, establishing clear and concise communication procedures is key. Not all members may feel the importance of consistence communication therefore, a timeline expectation should be determined. An unwritten expectation is that all members will participate equally within the project and in a timely manner.
Foster collaboration Teams consist of multiple individuals that come together with the purpose of achieving an end goal. In order to create a more fluid environment within the team structure, there needs to be unity within the team. The lines of communication need to be open for all members and efforts need
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Because of this, the team members may not have a full understanding of the diverse nature of the team. Therefore, the team should be sensitive to and respect any realm of diversity that exists between the individuals. Diversity is not an exhaustive list; the different areas can range from culture, to gender, to race, and even preferences in communication. Communication should be kept at a professional level; this means that keeping potentially offensive comments at a zilch is a must. In addition to respect in such areas, if a member prefers a certain approach then those should be taken into consideration. Doing so can help to prevent conflict and …show more content…
Discussing an issue can be done in a healthy manner. Problems could range from a slack in production or overall misdirection of the task at hand. Avoiding attacking a single member is important; rather a constructive approach is a better approach. The purpose of the team needs to remain at the top of the priorities therefore if there are any hindrances, they need to be addressed.
Maintain a positive culture Jokes do not have to be told in person in order for someone to find them funny. Virtual communication can still portray feelings and emotions (sometimes it can even be misconstrued). It is extremely important to establish a good rapport within the team as well as maintaining it. Setting aside time for the group to “take a break” from daily operations and connect as much as possible can help provide an amiable culture. Each member should enjoy being a part of the project and not feel a constant, over-bearing pressure the entire time.
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