Team Development

Helpful Hint: Team building exercises are a great way to have the CJCC develop friendly rapport to ease difficult discussions

Helpful Hint: All council members should be actively engaged in the process of building and sustaining a collaborative climate. A collaborative climate is built upon a foundation of trust among members. Trust promotes efficient communication and coordination and allows team members to stay solution-focused, thereby improving outcomes. Trust is earned, over time, when the following conditions are true:

• Honesty: Members operate with integrity and are truthful.

• Openness: Members are willing to share and be receptive to new ideas.

• Consistency: Members are predictable in their behaviors and responses.

• Respect: Members treat others with dignity and fairness.