A great foundation for team-formation training is the team charter. A team charter is “the rules of the game.” Everyone involved in the team needs to agree with and abide by the rules.
Here are the important sections of a team charter and a bit of explanation and rationale:
TEAM NAME: What will the team call itself? This is a great opportunity for some creativity and team identity (e.g. Bill and the Cover Girls – a team that puts the covers on production boxes).
TEAM MISSION (What / Why): Why was the team formed? What is the business rationale?