- What are the guiding principles that let your team know "the right thing" to do?
- If your team is faced with an important decision - and they disagree about the way forward - what should be the basis for their decision?
- Who does your team serve? Why?
- What principles will determine the way you treat your team?
- Are you co-located or do you work remotely? Why?
- Are you working across multiple time zones? How do you make this work?
- If you are co-located, what words would you use to describe your office(s)? Why?
- If you are remote, what support do you provide to your team to create their workspace and feel part of the team?
- How much time is spent working independently vs collaboratively?
- Are decisions typically made by a group or by individuals?
- What informal roles do people play in the team?
- Do meetings have an agenda or are they typically free conversation?
- Is there a particular structure to your days / weeks?
- What hours do people typically work?
- How do you ensure that people know what to do?
- How do you ensure that people know what "good performance" looks like? What about "underperformance"?
- How do people react when something goes wrong?
- How do you recognise effort and contribution?
- What are the preferred communication methods - face to face, phone, email, video conference, Slack?
- How would you describe the way members of the team talk to each other?
- How does the team approach difficult conversations and/or conflict?