Structuring the team’s learnings can be a valuable exercise to ensure that the insights gained are captured, documented, and effectively utilized in the future.
During every reflection that you do together with the team you may ask the following questions:
- What are you learning about your effectiveness?
- How can you use this learning in the future?
Here’s a suggested approach to structure the team’s learnings:
- Document the learnings: Encourage the team members to articulate their individual learnings and insights gained from reflecting on roles, values, purpose, conflict resolution, and any other relevant areas. It can be helpful to use a collaborative document or a shared space where team members can contribute their thoughts.
- Categorize the learnings: Once the individual learnings are documented, identify common themes or patterns among them. Group similar learnings together under different categories or topics. For example, you might have categories such as “Roles and Responsibilities,” “Values and Culture,” “Conflict Resolution,” etc.
- Prioritize the learnings: Discuss as a team which learnings are the most significant or impactful. Prioritize the learnings based on their relevance, potential to drive positive change, and alignment with the team’s goals and objectives. This prioritization will help the team focus on the most important insights.
- Extract key actions or takeaways: From each learning or category, extract key actions or takeaways that can be implemented in the future. These could be specific strategies, best practices, changes in processes or behaviors, or any other actionable items that the team can use to improve their performance or address challenges more effectively.
- Create an action plan: Develop an action plan that outlines how the team will incorporate these learnings into their future activities. Assign responsibilities to team members for executing specific actions or initiatives. Set clear timelines and milestones to track progress.
- Review and revise: Regularly revisit the documented learnings, action plan, and progress made. Reflect on how well the team is applying the learnings and identify any adjustments or improvements that may be needed. Keep the documentation updated
The team-effectiveness canvas
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