The end of the year is traditionally a time to celebrate and look back. With this retro template you can thank your colleagues, recall your successes and write down your wishes for the coming year.
This is the perfect retrospective template to end the year with a positive note and reinforce your team spirit for next year.
We provide the suitable avatars for this template with a selection of funny Christmas cookies.
Christmas Tree: What are you grateful for?
Write down what you are personally grateful of right now. Gratitude helps shift focus from what you lack to what you have, fostering a more positive outlook. Gratitude practices often involve being present and mindful, which reduces stress and enhance satisfaction.
Example: “I feel grateful for being in a team where I can do exciting work learn everyday”
Star: Successes of the year
List down the most important collective successes of the year. What have you achieved as a team? There could be new products, customers or innovations. Celebrating collective successes fosters a sense of camaraderie and teamwork. It provides also an opportunity for learning as team member can analyze what worked well, identify best practices, and apply these lessons for next year.
Example: “The introduction of our new product was definitely a great team achievement this year!”
Wish List: What do you want to be improved next year?
Write down your wishes for next year. The end of the year is the opportunity to think about what you want to achieve next year, and articulate resolutions.
They could be things you want to personally improve or wish that the team improves for next year.
Example: “I wish we had less stress with production issues”
Gift: Who do you would like to thank?
Christmas is the time for gifts, for giving recognition do the person we appreciate. Who has helped you this year? Who had a big impact on the team? Who has inspired you?
Example: “I would like to thank Martin who has done an excellent onboarding and helped me a lot.”
How to run it in teammeter?
The Christmas Retrospective Template can be found in the retro app of teammeter. For more information about how to run an agile retrospectives, read this article: Agile retrospectives: the ultimate guide