SET GROUND RULES FOR BEHAVIOUR IN YOUR NEXT MEETING
It’s helpful to start a meeting by agreeing on procedural rules like “start on time and end on time” and “put phones on vibrate”. These can help your meeting be even more successful. The rules describe specific actions by team members.
State views and ask genuine questions. This rule discourages monologues and arguments, and encourages a conversation in which members seek to understand everyone’s point of view.
Use specific examples and agree on what important words mean. Explain reasoning and intent. This allows members to understand how others reached their conclusions and see where their reasoning differs from yours. Jointly design next steps. This ensures that you all move forward together as a team.