Partnership Myth 18: Having a formal written agreement will ensure better performance and communication
Do you think that even the most articulate marriage contract would guarantee harmonious relationships, where partners communicate clearly and perform better as spouses? Not a chance!
Contracts and other written agreements are tools to facilitate the partnership process. They are designed to clarify roles and expectations, and facilitate communication and performance. They don’t guarantee it.
Just like traffic rules. When we become legal drivers, we agree to adhere to the rules of the road. But experience demonstrates that under certain conditions, people will behave outside of the rules and expectations.
Rules guide the experience, but people are accountable for reviewing and adhering to them.
- Posted by Enette Pauzé
- On July 21, 2016