Team Canvas

Picture of an empty team canvas frame

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The Team Canvas is a strategic framework that helps bring team members on the same page. It is made to align teams, increase cohesion, performance, and to create a productive team culture.

The Team Canvas works across multiple touchpoints:

  • creating a team;
  • clarifying goals and addressing overall team performance (e.g. when you feel stuck as a team, or when you need to get a lot of stuff done);
  • growing and onboarding new team members;
  • general alignment sessions (recommended every 2-3 months).

I’ve written some Team Canvas preparation hints that I share with people ahead of these sessions to let them prepare up-front.