Below is a new retrospective format aimed at shared understanding among teammates and their organization, in order to contribute toward a culture that motivates people.
- Enough laminated Moving Motivators cards for each participant
- Variety of colored sticky notes
- Whiteboard markers
- Provide each participant with a set of Moving Motivation cards and ask them to select their three key motivators each.
- Ask each of the attendees to think back on the previous sprint and, based on the support they received from their team during the sprint, write a separate attractor or detractor for each key motivator on a separate sticky note. E.g., if the key motivator is "Curiosity," an attractor could be, "My team selected work that enabled me to learn new things." A detractor might be, "I worked on repetitive tasks that I have done before." Use a whiteboard or flip chart as laid out below to capture each participant's items.
- Ask each of the attendees to repeat step 2, but this time to write sticky notes for the support they received from their organization during the sprint, again capturing a separate attractor or detractor for each key motivator on a separate sticky note. Use a whiteboard or flip chart as laid out below to capture each participant's items.
- Inform participants that the purpose is to highlight areas of improvement for the team and organization in order to provide attractors for individual motivations, rather than trying to influence team members' motivations.
- The final step is to encourage the participants to brainstorm improvement areas that will help the team and organization provide attractors for key motivations within the team, and experiments to take into the next sprint that will enable this improvement. For example, in order to provide an attractor for those motivated by "Order," participants might choose an experiment to improve process regarding test automation in the next sprint. See this example:
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