Best practice on how to introduce Working Agreements:
Download Creaholic's Working Agreements for free and print them out. (Of course, the Working Agreements also work online.) Pick a set of agreements that fit your workshop (5-8). If it is a short meeting use a focused set (1-3).
Introduce them at the beginning of your workshop.
3) Open for additional agreements
Ask the participants if they have additional agreements that are important to them. If so, add them to the others.
Are there agreements the participants don’t agree with? Reframe them to get their buy in.
Depending on the workshop, introducing them is enough. But if you need a higher level of commitment, let the participants sign the agreements.
Pro tip: A good alternative for longer working sessions is to develop the Working Agreements together with the team as a starter – this can also ensure stronger commitment.