Last Friday we had our final team retrospective for 2015 and given that it’s the festive season we thought it was only fitting to go with a festive theme (similar to last year).
How did it work
I started off by drawing a Christmas tree on the whiteboard and asked each member of the team to come up an draw a decoration on the tree.
Once everyone was happy with how the tree looked, we took five minutes to reflect of the good things we accomplished, learnt and enjoyed throughout 2015.
We wrote those thoughts on post-it notes and placed them on the board, in grouped areas. Discussing each section from the bottom to the top of the tree.
What did we learn
Only focusing on the positives was a great way to end the year. We had really good discussions around what people had learnt and how far we’d come as a team. As well as having an opportunity of people to thank each other for their contribution to the team in 2015.