Purpose : Taking time to collectively reflect on how you are working together ensures that appreciations, grievances and learnings are put in the middle for everyone to hold. Every person’s intelligence is incorporated into continuous improvement, not just that of the manager.
Practice : After a project (or humanizing experiment!) has completed, put aside 1-2 hours to hold a retrospective meeting.
Begin with a Check-in then spend 10 minutes individually brainstorming on post-its what you personally Loved, Lacked, and Learned during the project.
Each person reads their post-its out loud to the team and sticks them to the wall, clustering with ones that are similar.
Then pool your experiences together and sense-make as to what learnings you want to take forward as a team.