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Group activities to gain agreement on aspects of successful projects

Projects are complex initiatives that require active participation from multiple people, each with different knowledge sets and points of view. The definition of project success may be different among the participants of the project, and therefore it is important to first shape together all the elements that will determine successful completion.

The structures in this group are designed to help a group of people identify shared purpose, to define their structural group elements, to select their common values/principles, to identify core team practices, and to eliminate the most common causes of meeting dysfunctions. Participants leave the activities with a renewed sense of identification with the purpose of the initiative.

You can use these structures in project kick-offs, town halls, organizational restructurings, or when a new team comes together. They are best used when you want a group of individuals to come together as a team with a shared understanding of their mission.