Team Chartering – A Blanchard Product

Course Details

  • Course Length: Variable/team specific
  • Course Format: Variable/Team
  • Prerequisites: N/A
  • Influence Competency: Teams

Team Chartering – A Blanchard Product

Course Description

The team charter is a set of agreements intended for intact teams that clearly states what the team wants to accomplish, why it is important, and how the team will work together throughout its life cycle. It is a collaborative effort that serves as a reminder to keep the team focused on its purpose and the end results. All teams, regardless of type or size, need a clear road map to ensure a successful launch. The best time to create a team charter is in the beginning—when a team first forms. However, existing teams will benefit as well. A team charter can revitalize teams that are struggling and help reasonably functional teams achieve higher levels of performance. Even teams that have a charter find that they need to periodically revisit their original document in order to clarify and fill in missing elements or make modifications as the team evolves. You will find that the chartering process can be effectively applied in each of these situations.