When a team works well…

When a team works well together, it’s because its members are operating from the same mindset and are clear about their goals and their norms.

At the start of a new project, help your direct reports decide how they’re going to work together — and importantly, how they will hold each other accountable.

I recommend coming up with an “explicit agreement” about how the team will handle issues like the division of labor and deadlines.

What do you recommend?