Since early last year, my team at work have been doing something which has made a big difference to how we keep aligned with each other, and how we see ourselves.
On Friday afternoon we get together to share our ‘wins’. There is a broad definition of what constitutes a win, but generally it is either:
- Anything we have got over the line and finished off
- Anything we’ve learnt in the past week
We go around each of our sub-teams in the room and I make a note of the essence of what gets said. This then gets posted onto an ongoing Teams thread for everyone to see:
The idea was sparked from the book Radical Focus by Christina Wodtke:
We have found that the session has all of the positive benefits pointed out by Wodtke in her book — the team look for wins, feel like they are part of a winning team and hear about what people have achieved. People know what is going on across the team, and it has been excellent for team morale. We also have a great record of our achievements to look back on, especially useful when it comes to writing our annual self-appraisals.