Weekly Retro Conversation Guide - Digital Download

Weekly Retro Conversation Guide - Digital Download

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INCLUDES: 3 PDFs - an A4 PDF (Double-Sided) for Print, a Fillable Version PDF for digital use, and a PDF Screens Version for online sharing.

  • PDF for Print: Designed for A4 printing, this double-sided and foldable version is perfect for individual reflection or for use in small group settings.

  • Fillable Version: A digital PDF with fields you can type in, ideal for those who prefer to work on a computer or digital device.

  • For Screens: Best for online meetings, this version is rotated for easy reading when screen sharing, making it great for virtual group sessions.

Purpose of the Tool

The ECD Weekly Retro Conversation Guide is a fresh twist on team check-ins, designed for teams new and old, and even groups who don't usually work together. It's a straightforward, impactful activity that encourages openness and vulnerability. With this guide, team members reflect on their week, share emotions with chosen cards from The Emotional Culture Deck, and tell their stories. This simple process leads to surprisingly deep connections, helping to tackle issues, celebrate wins, and learn together for a stronger, more emotionally intelligent team.

Problem It Solves: The team check-in is broken. It's old and tired and doesn't create connections with team members or help individuals really express what's happening for them. In a busy work week, teams might not stop to reflect on how they're doing, especially emotionally. This guide creates a space for that reflection in a way that you or your people won't have experienced before.

How the Guide Works

This can the used as an individual activity. Or it could be used as a coaching tool between two people. Or you can hack the activity and use it to guide a structured team check-in activity. You can use this to guide a quick 10-minute check-in. Or use it to guide a deeper and longer 30 or 60-minute check-in. 

There are six structured steps in total that you follow in order. Helping individuals to explore their recent experiences. They choose the ECD emotion cards to represent their desired and undesired feelings from the past week (or another time frame you choose), share stories behind their choices, and decide on actions to support or manage these feelings moving forward.

Outcome: By using this guide, individuals (or teams) will have a clearer understanding, increased empathy, both personal and collective, and a roadmap for how recent experiences can support their success moving forward. Teams will experience a new level of cohesion and empathy. They'll gain insights into each other's emotional states, fostering a more supportive atmosphere that can lead to improved morale, better collaboration, and greater team success.