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Without agreed-upon norms in place, team meetings can quickly become derailed. One team member might dominate discussions while another habitually arrives late. That's where norms come in. Setting and sticking to norms can transform team dynamics, eliciting a shared understanding of how a meeting should run and what it means to function as a team. As authors Kathryn Parker Boudett and Meghan Lockwood explain, norms can be useful in a variety of settings, from teacher team meetings to central office workshops to faculty meetings at colleges and universities. Here's how to get them right.
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