PART 1) Common Goals
One of the top causes of team conflict is unclear or conflicting goals. This discussion should focus on identifying common themes within the team and conclude with a concise statement of team goal(s) that everyone in the group agrees with. Unless everyone in the boat is rowing in the same direction, there is little hope of ever reaching your destination.

BASIC GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
- What is our purpose as a team.
- What do we collectively hope to create or accomplish.
- For this to be a successful experience for me, this team will have to...
- What I consider to be the top 3 priorities for this team.
- Characteristics that I think are critical for a high performance team.

REMEBER GOALS SHOULD BE SMART:
Specific
Measurable
Agreed upon
Realistic
Timely