. We will hold a regular weekly meeting on the newsgroup team B... Additional meetings can be scheduled to discuss critical issues or tabled items upon discussion and agreement with the team leader... All team members are expected to attend team meetings unless they are out of town, on vacation or sick. If a team member is unavailable, he or she should have a designated, empowered representative (another team member, a representative from their functional organization, etc. ) attend in their place...

The team leader can cancel or reschedule a team meeting if sufficient team members are unavailable or there is insufficient subject matter to meet about... The team leader will publish and distribute an agenda by email by Noon Monday. Team members are responsible for contacting the team leader or leaving a voice message or email with any agenda items they want to include by 9 AM Monday. Agenda items can be added at the meeting with the concurrence of the team... What are the team goals and objectives? The team goals and objectives are to finish all the assignments on time and to earn a good grade on it...

What is the team's mission? To create together a high performing team - based on trust, leadership, and agreed upon guidelines - in order to succeed at and delight in learning... How will the team keep members motivated? a. Walk your talk b. Be Supportive c. Be a leader with vision d. Use straight talk e.

Build supportive teams f. Encourage creativity and laugh at mistakes g. Empower team members to feel liberated h. Help team members feel comfortable with change... How will the team reward itself (and individuals) for a job well done? a.

Rewards reinforce the motivational aspects of having a well-designed task and challenging goals. People tend to engage in those behaviors that are rewarded, so the rewards need to suit the personal characteristics of the people on the team. b. These rewards do not need to be financial rewards although they may be. Simply providing recognition for a job well done can be all that is required. c.

Whatever form the reward takes, it is important that group effort be recognized. One should avoid the destructive effect of trying to single out individuals from the group, when there has been a group effort.