Retrospect on ideas with focus on strengths and weaknesses. Creating spaces for open dialogue in teams.
5 min / 30 min
Retrospectives give room to think through several improvement ideas and pick one that all team members are committed too. Sometimes the increased understanding between team members – knowing what makes the others ‘tick’ – is already a great leap forward and builds trust.
Could be down via an online call/breakout rooms and online tools like Mural, Padlet or Conceptboard
1 PMI can be a useful tool for beginning the retrospective or unsticking the group when discussion has gotten bogged down. (Example: “Let’s do a quick PMI on this.”) It is best done ina group setting so step 1 is to gather the student group.
2 The activity is short – it was designed to last only three minutes.
Students answer via post its “What are the positive things about this idea?” (1 minute timers is set)
3 Next, students answer via post its “What are the positive things about this idea?” (1 minute timers is set)
4 Lastly, students answer via post its “What was interesting about this idea?”
The answers are then reviewed, openly discussed and group consensus found.