Reading Time: 2minutes The Team Canvas is a variant of the Business Model Canvas. Alex Ivanov and Mitya Voloshchuk created it as a tool to reflect about teamwork and team culture. The canvas builds upon team values and goals: People & Roles, Common Goals, Personal Goals, Purpose, Values, Strength & Assets, Weakness & Risks, Needs & Expectations, Rules & Activities.
Description of Team Canvas
Team Canvas — How to Create Your Team is a facilitation format I use frequently. The Team Canvas is a variant of the Business Model Canvas. Alex Ivanov and Mitya Voloshchuk created it as a tool to reflect about teamwork and team culture.
The quadrants of the canvas are filled after some brainstorming on team values and goals:
People & Roles: What are the names and the roles of each member? - What are called as a team?
Common Goals: What are the goals for the whole team?
Personal Goals: What are individual goals of each team member?
Purpose: What is the team's purpose: the Why behind your goals?
Values: What are the core values that you share?
Strength & Assets: What are your strengths: things that would move you forward?
Weakness & Risks: What are your weaknesses: things that would hinder you?
Needs & Expectations: What are your needs and expectation from the team?
Rules & Activities: What are the ground rules that you want to agree on? How are you going to communicate, make decisions, execute and give feedback?