NormsStandards of behavior. For example, a team with a high tolerance for disagreement.
HumorHumor such as inside jokes.
CriticismThe way that criticism is delivered such as a team with a strong sense of saving face.
HabitsRegular tendencies, routines and practices. For example, a team where people are generally on time for meetings.
TraditionsTraditions that give a team character such as methods of celebrating personal or team milestones.
HistoryRetained shared experiences such as stories that circulate within the team.
LanguageIt is common for teams to develop a shared language that may be somewhat unique.
ExpectationsBasic expectations such as a team that expects a high degree of personal resilience.
Ethical ClimateHow a group deals with questions of right and wrong. For example, a finance team with a strong sense of diligence and financial stewardship.
ChangeSome teams are focused on preserving tradition, routine and the way that things are done. Others embrace constant change in the name of improvement and innovation.
ComraderyThe degree to which members identify with the team and feel a sense of belonging and social fulfillment.
LoyaltyFaithfulness to team commitments and obligations.
ToneThe general character or attitude of a team. For example, a creative and collaborative environment as opposed to an overly political environment.
|Overview: Team Culture
The collective behaviors of a team that emerge over time as a result of shared experiences and leadership.