It is said, “All disappointment is rooted in an unmet expectation.” But was that expectation spoken? Just assumed? Clear? Understood? Reasonable?
This User Guide is an exercise in making our assumptions explicit. The purpose of this guide is to help teams, communities, and organizations accelerate the time it takes to work enjoyably and successfully together.
This free downloadable and fillable worksheet is intended to help outline and expedite the process of learning about one another’s:
- Communication styles,
- Pace and work rhythms;
- Receiving and giving feedback;
- Handling mistakes;
- Areas of growth; and
- Personality and quirks.
Download an example worksheet.
The goal of this exercise is to create a helpful, healthy, and equitable resource for collaboration and team dynamics. It was initially developed by Brian Gray as an exercise for DIFW staff development. After requests for external use, we’ve published it as a free resource download.
Complete the form below to download a copy of the User Guide.
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This post was published July 4, 2022
Dustin previously served as the director of communications for Denver Institute of Faith & Work, with prior communications and marketing experience at the University of Colorado Boulder and Wycliffe Bible Translators. He holds an M.A. in Communication from the University of Colorado Denver and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida. He and his family attend Storyline Church in Arvada.