Most teams operate on auto-pilot with little thought given to how people fit and grow together. Stopping and doing this exploration is not only a great exercise to bring the team closer together, but also surface challenges or tensions which otherwise might go unsaid.
team relations and environment - how does the team work together? what blocks/enables them?
team purpose - what's the team's why?
communication and decision-making - how does communications happen in the team? What helps/hinders information flow?
learning and individual development - how team members learn and develop?
It first allows individuals to reflect for themselves before collaborating together to create a map of actions for further exploration.
The aim is to surface challenges and tensions which otherwise might go unsaid and create a list of actionable tasks and topics for further discussion.