Problem-Solving Resource Center

Team Start-Up Worksheet

What It Is Used For

  • To help organize a problem-solving team before they jump into the project.

When to Use It

  • At the beginning of a team problem-solving project.
  • When roles become unclear during the project.
  • If the team experiences conflict.
  • If the team is unclear on their boundaries of freedom.

Important Notes

  • Every team should have a formal start-up before jumping into any project. Roles, responsibilities, and expectations should all be defined up front. The team also needs to understand the boundaries of freedom set for it by management. A team start-up worksheet can ensure that the team goes through all of the start-up steps. The team start-up worksheet shown here is a generic example. Each organization should develop one of its own.