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Team agreements template

Lead your team in aligning around norms and goals

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Use the team agreements template to cultivate team cohesion and a sense of belonging by leading your team in a workshop to articulate their agreements.

Agreements are the behavioral norms that create and maintain the team dynamic: they help team members understand what they can expect of each other, and how to hold each other accountable.

The team agreements template helps you:

  • Get everyone on the team engaged and aligned
  • Define team preferences and goals
  • Build agreements together with your team
  • Finalize and display your agreements

How to use the team agreements template

To use Mural’s team agreements template, designed by the experts at IDEO, follow the steps outlined below with your team.

1. Define team preferences

Assign everyone on your team a color sticky note and have them state their work-style preferences by placing sticky notes across different work spectrums (e.g., introvert vs. extrovert). Then, have your team surface goals for project outcomes so everyone can understand how they are showing up and what they find important.

2. Craft agreements

Synthesize individuals’ needs into short, memorable statements that the team can agree to.

Pro-tip: You can use a voting session to determine the best options democratically, and keep things moving by using the timer feature.

3. Display your team agreements

Keep your agreements visible so they stay top of mind and can help bring new team members up to speed. Setting these team agreements is the first step in leading your team through complex challenges and projects.

Tips for running a team agreements workshop

  • Invite everyone on your team and help them get started by assigning a color for sticky notes, and having each team member add their initials or tags to sticky notes that they create
  • Use private mode to brainstorm your ideas for goals while avoiding groupthink, and keep things on track with Mural’s timer feature
  • Keep your mural available and up to date, so that the team can always reference the agreements you’ve created together

How to create a Team agreements template

Mural makes it easy to collaboratively craft team agreements

With Mural, it’s easy to get everyone involved and engaged, gather feedback from your team, and define team roles and expectations together.
Sticky notes & text

Sticky notes & text

Add ideas, action items, and more as a sticky note or text box — then change the colors and cluster to identify patterns and new solutions.



Keep collaboration moving forward with a timer to structure and time-box activities.

Anonymous voting

Anonymous voting

Gain consensus and reach alignment quickly, either in real time or asynchronously.

Private mode

Private mode

Avoid groupthink and get authentic feedback by allowing collaborators to add content privately.

Real-time collaboration

Real-time collaboration

Add more productivity and engagement to meetings and calls with features to guide collaboration.



Visualize ideas, prototype, and quickly annotate for a better-than-a-whiteboard experience.

Team agreements template frequently asked questions

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Template by IDEO U


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