Team rituals

Brewing pǔ’ěr tea in a Yixing clay teapot comes with many rituals.

If you search for it on YouTube, and you’ll quickly find videos of people conducting precisely choreographed ceremonies with a huge lexicon of unfamiliar terms.

It may appear extraneous. But to suppose so misses the point of ritual:

  • For the discipline: Ritual trains us to honor and perfect our craft.
  • For the reminder: Ritual celebrates the importance of process.
  • For the culture: Ritual teaches us about who we are as a team.

Teams that encourage rituals see an increase in some of these three areas.
What rituals could your team create?

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