Learn how to facilitate the Work Environment Radar.
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The environment around us can have a significant impact on our work and the engagement of our teammates. Based on your responses, we recommend assessing your work environment to determine if areas of improvement should be discussed with your team.
Facilitating the Process
We suggest having your team create a shared definition of (and then rating) the following topics included in the work environment radar retrospective in Retrium:
Tools and Technology
Process and Practices
Scope and Schedule
Culture and Values
Technical Skills and Expertise
You can always edit or replace a label with something else about your work environment that you want to assess during the “define” phase. Once the team has provided ratings during the “collect” phase, you’ll be able to explore where there’s agreement and where there are high or low scores during the “analyze” step.
Analyzing the Results
If you find disagreement or lower scores on any of these dimensions during your radar retrospective, you might consider running a column-based retrospective as a way to gather more insights and have a deeper discussion on that topic. For example, if you find low scores on technical skills and expertise, you can have a follow-up conversation using a column-based retrospective to understand what skills are missing or examine other concerns here.