This post is part 2 of 5 in the series Startup ques­tions.

When two or more people come together to form a work or task-oriented group, there will first be a period of essen­tially self-oriented behavior reflecting various concerns that any new member of a group could be expected to expe­ri­ence.” — Edgar Schein, Process Consul­ta­tion Revis­ited: Building the helping rela­tion­ship

Here are ques­tions to help the team in its forming stage. The ques­tions are designed for each indi­vidual to answer and then share with the team.

What are your strengths?
How would you like to use your strengths in this expe­ri­ence?
What do you need to do your best? What condi­tions are present?
How can the team support you in bringing your best?
What do you want from this expe­ri­ence?
What do you know about your­self in work groups?
How does “your best” show up?
What concerns do you have about this expe­ri­ence?
How do you respond to unex­pected change?
When issues arise, what surprises you about the other party’s way of working or point of view?
How do you get the infor­ma­tion and guid­ance needed to support your work?
What would you like to explore or try?
What are you passionate about?
What do you appre­ciate about each person on the team?