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Tools to inject energy into the process, get people moving, and have fun.
Feedback is a key part of any project development and crucial to the iterative process. It's important to have a learning/growth mindset to see new possibilities and a framework in place to provide boundaries and a safe container for both the receiver and the giver of the feedback at hand. A process such as I Like, I Wish, I Wonder can support teams to collect feedback quickly.
The format can be used for groups as small as a pair and as large as 100.
The simple structure helps encourage constructive feedback.
Choose a topic for feedback. This could include things like:
Facilitator Tip: Be sure to have enough sticky notes for each participant. You can use three different colors to make it easier, or have the participants label each Post-it with the title of “I Like,” “I Wish,” or “I Wonder.”
Write: I Like, I Wish, and I Wonder
Depending upon how you will structure it depending upon your group size - either in tables of @10 (if you are working with a large group) or in the whole group if it's a smaller group...
Allow each participant 3-5 minutes to fill out one sticky note for each heading.
Tip: The group who is giving feedback to the idea(s) can have these things in mind: Customer Centricity, Creativity, Clarity, Feasibility, Scalability, etc...
Speak your Feedback and place it under the appropriate heading
Give each person about a minute to speak their feedback.
Have each person verbalize their feedback one-by-one as they place it on the flip chart(s) under the appropriate heading.
Feedback is best given with I-statements - it has us own our own perspective, rather than putting it on the other person.
Specifically this simple tool empowers open feedback.
Whomever is receiving Feedback - ONLY receives their feedback - no conversation or explaining back to the feedbacker.
A simple "thank you" to the feedbacker works well.
Note words and phrases that stand out - as they may help generate ideas for the next iteration of your process.
Consider using The Who/What/When Matrix to support with actions on identified next steps.
The purpose of this simple exercise is to demonstrate three key principles useful for creativity and idea generation: quantity is a condition for quality; building on the ideas of others; the ideas we come up with are usually all the same. The format is simple, with small groups standing and drawing apples. At the end of the exercise the whole group reflects and draws out learnings and reflections.
IDOARRT is a simple tool to support you to lead an effective meeting or group process by setting out clear purpose, structure and goals at the very beginning. It aims to enable all participants to understand every aspect of the meeting or process, which creates the security of a common ground to start from. The acronym stands for Intention, Desired Outcome, Agenda, Rules, Roles and Responsibilities and Time.
A short activity to run early in a program, focused on sharing fears, anxieties and uncertainties related to the program theme. The purpose is to create openness within a group. The stinky fish is a metaphor for "that thing that you carry around but don’t like to talk about; but the longer you hide it, the stinkier it gets." By putting stinky fish (fears and anxieties) on the table, participants begin to relate to each other, become more comfortable sharing, and identify a clear area for development and learning.
A team-building activity in which a group is challenged to physically support one another in an endeavor to move from one end of a space to another. It requires working together creatively and strategically in order to solve a practical, physical problem. It tends to emphasize group communication, cooperation, leadership and membership, patience and problem-solving.
This workshop aims to help participants define, decide and achieve their goals. By supporting participants to envision where they want to be in a number of years on a holistic level, and defining the steps that will take them there, participants get a clearer picture of the action they need to take.
This exercise is useful for bringing groups together, to create interpersonal bonds, and to build trust. Participants stand opposite each other and have 30 seconds to give appreciative feedback to the other person. The group rotates until everyone has given feedback to everyone else. It is often used as part of wrap-up activities, to create an energized feeling to leave with.