💡 Template Idea: Engine-boat retrospective

edited September 2021 in Template Ideas

Retrospectives are an indispensable tool for assessing past performance and identifying areas of improvement. One way of ensuring retrospectives surface true insights is by leveraging the power of visual metaphor. This is where the engin-boat Retrospective can come in handy.

📍This is a MURAL hack of the super famous sailboat #retrospective template!

4 section:

1️⃣ENGINE: drivers

2️⃣FISHING ANCHORS: blocks, delays, distractors

3️⃣SHARKS: threats

4️⃣ISLAND: goal/vision

🟢Exploring new possibilities with MURAL, I've added some micro animation to the board to make it more engaging, interactive and alive

the link: https://bit.ly/3sY81bL

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  • @pigi this is such a great template. I love the chunky sharks and the coconut and the birds, and the waves. Did you get to use it? If so, what was user feedback? @Emilia, check this out!

  • @Christina, you might like this as well!

  • Christina
    Christina ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2021

    Ooooh @Amanda you are so right, this design is right up my 🦈 alley!

    I added a freeform area that pans out to showcase the wonderful animated illustration stickers in each section, so that under each segment with the instructions there is now another Engine / Anchor / Shark and Island Space in the outline so people can clearly see where to write and what's going on in this very 3d story.

    The retrospective repertoire we are building for each other here is sensational. Can't wait to try this one out - thank you @pigi for sharing!

  • this is great - i no longer want to go to FB now - MURAL community is way more fun - "and good for you too"

  • Hahahaha. I think so, but am biased! Good to see you @LyndaBaker!

  • Christina
    Christina ✭✭✭✭

    @LyndaBaker This is a great opportunity to tell you how much I appreciate your excellent article at https://www.mural.co/blog/teaching-facilitation-leadership, and how personally inspiring and helpful it has been.

    One reason Mural has made my classes "way more fun" and "good for" my students (since the pandemic sent me scrambling for new tools for a new situation) is because of your post. Yes, you!

    What you said about facilitation being a core competency for effective leaders really made me think about how I could layer it into my university courses. It's possible, perhaps likely, that many of this planet-full of students have been mostly talked at for 2 years or more, and have not had much training in active facilitation themselves, much less the brave new world of designing and managing collaborative remote events online. Your article motivated me to look for ways to help students develop this skill, whatever the class.

    It gives me a great feeling to know there is one more value-added I am learning to include, one that is sure to come in handy in a future that shows every sign of becoming ever more digitalized and global in nature, with or without a virus.

    Thank you, Lynda, for providing some really nourishing food for thought as I began and continue on this journey!

  • @Amanda

    i tried it once last month, they were captured by the creativity first and then by its ease of use.