There are some behaviors you simply contract for.
Each of you has an appointed time that most people show up for work. It is part of the contract you have with each team member. Even flex-time is a contract. A contract is an agreement by two parties related to future behavior.
Can you contract for other things besides the time we show up for work together? Can you contract for respect? More specifically, can you contract for behaviors related to respect?
“Around here, we treat each other with respect. You don’t have to be friends with your teammates. You don’t even have to like your teammates, but when you interact, you will treat each other with respect. It is a matter of contract.”
Required behavior is one of the four absolutes necessary for success in any role.
- Skill (technical knowledge, practiced performance)
- Interest, passion, value for the work/li>
- Required behavior (contracted behavior, habits, culture)
Yes, there are some behaviors you simply contract for. -Tom