Programs for Teams

Team Effectiveness: Establishing Norms

The Establishing Norms program helps teams get clear about how they want to work together and commit themselves to make it happen.

Every team has a culture based on unwritten rules related to how information is shared, how differences are addressed, how ideas are evaluated and how decisions get made. Team performance is enhanced when norms are understood, agreed upon, and adopted by everyone. 

This program activates your team’s targeted norms to avoid dysfunction and create an environment that brings out the best in everyone.

This program is for teams who want to:

This program is ideal for teams who need to align on matters of culture and process.

How it Works

The Establishing Norms program includes:


Connect with team members individually to set the stage for a successful program

‘Rules of the Road’ Lab (3 hours – Virtual or Live)

  • Identify current team norms
  • Explore and prioritize desired norms
  • Determine how norms will be activated by each team member
  • Individually commit to exercising team norm habits

Habit Activation

  • Partipate in two 3-week Habit Sprints with daily nudges for each team member using the Centauric Habit Builder platform
  • Engage with a teammate who will serve as a habit partner to reflect on and reinforce the new norms
  • Check in with the team to review progress and prepare the second Habit Sprint
  • Teams access the Centauric Habit Dashboard to monitor progress
Progress Review Sessions (2 Hours Each – Virtual or Live)

  • Team leader facilitates two review sessions with an agenda and process provided by Centauric
  • Each session begins by examining progress using the Centauric Habit Dashboard to refocus efforts and maintain momentum
Follow-up Consolidation

  • Centauric provides a consolidated report to the team leader and helps them determine next steps with their team

Benefits of the Program

  • Create psychological safety because people know what’s okay and what’s out of bounds
  • Reduce the amount of time it takes for new members to get comfortable on your team
  • Avoid inaccurate assumptions about others’ motives and what they think and feel
What You Get
  • Team operating manual that clarifies the rules of the road
  • Personalized Habit Building mechanism to ensure execution
  • Language for safely exploring and resolving conflict


I really liked the simplicity of the framework. Streamlined but powerful. The facilitators were very likable, articulate and created a sense of camaraderie even in a virtual group. The framework that they present is different from other leadership programs in that it’s simple, easy to implement and it’s effective. As a leader, that’s what you’re looking for, and I think the program accomplished that.

– Greg Barrett, CIRE Equity

Organizations benefiting from Centauric