In our work, we’ve found that teams and organizations build much stronger and resilient cultural foundations when they go beyond core values by making and being accountable to co-created community agreements.
Community agreements are a concise set of shared and clear commitments about how we are going to show up as leaders and teammates. They’re a tool to activate community identity by thoughtfully shaping group dynamics, patterns of interaction, and collective conversation. They can be co-created for a gathering, project, team, or organization-wide. They involve setting clear expectations, making promises and keeping them—a practical approach that helps build trust at scale.
To help get you started with co-creating your own community agreements with your team or organization, we’ve curated some of our go-to agreements that we often introduce as a starting point with clients.
We’ve assembled these example community agreements in a Google Doc so you can easily make a copy for yourself and collaborate with your team to make them your own.
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