The Christmas Elves' Workshop - Retrospective Template
What is the Christmas Elves' Workshop activity?
Christmas is coming!
The Elves are working hard to craft all the gifts ordered by millions and millions of children. However, something terrible happened this morning. The machine manufacturing the PLAYBOX 5 gaming console is now out of service. Still, children are looking forward to receiving their consoles, so we have to fix the issue very quickly!
The Elves are gathering up for a quick retrospective. Together, they discuss the issue and elaborate on how they could overcome it. Thanks to their dedication, the Elves will solve all of their challenges soon enough! 🎁
This retrospective idea is just another creation from the Neatro team. We have designed this activity to help your teammates open up and discuss their challenges, while keeping a positive and productive atmosphere.
The 5 elements of the Christmas Elves' Workshop
Why & when should you use the Elves' Workshop retrospective?
Pick this retrospective template designed by Neatro to take stock of your last Sprint, project, or event.
Used as the core component of a Sprint retrospective, the Christmas Elves' Workshop will help you break the routine of your retrospectives. Sure, you could use a simple template like Start, Stop, Continue or Keep, Drop, Start. But make sure to incorporate something new into your retrospectives from time to time. Otherwise, your team is more likely to address the same old discussion topics through the same activity - over and over again.
Of course, the Christmas atmosphere and the creative nature of the Elves activity will make your retrospective more attractive. But this retrospective activity offers way more than a cozy Christmas vibe.
First, team members will recall positive moments and events that prove that several parts of their work were successful. Secondly, people will discuss challenges peacefully and pragmatically. Therefore, the participants will precisely describe the nature of the incidents or challenges they faced, before highlighting the lessons they were able to draw from them.
Since the purpose of a retrospective is to reinforce the culture of continuous improvement of a team (or even of an entire organization), the team members will suggest experiments to help the squad improve.
Finally, everyone will be able to share particular messages with the team members - a perfect opportunity to praise the attitude of somebody or to thank someone!
The Christmas Elves' Workshop retrospective idea is a creative activity proudly designed by the Neatro team. We have built and enhanced this activity with the support of the Neatro community.
You can try this model with your team for free by signing up for Neatro. No credit card is required. Note that participants do not need to create accounts to join a retrospective with Neatro.