10 ground rules for group cooperation

  1. I ARRIVE ON TIME AND RETURN FROM BREAKS ON TIME
  2. I AM HERE PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY
  3. I LISTEN WHEN OTHERS SPEAK AND I DO NOT INTERRUPT
  4. I SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD
  5. I ASK GENUINE QUESTIONS FOR BETTER UNDERSTANDING 
  6. I BUILD ON WHAT IS, I DON’T KNOCK DOWN IDEAS
  7. I SHARE MY VIEWS BUT I DO NOT MONOPOLIZE THE DISCUSSION
  8. I FOCUS ON THE GROUP INTERESTS, NOT ON ARGUING MY POSITIONS
  9. I ACCEPT THAT THE FACILITATOR MAY CUT ME TO KEEP US ON TRACK
  10. I AM BACKING MAJORITY DECISIONS.