Retrospective Activity

Christmas spirits

360 Playful Seasonal Hard   Popularity: 1  

This activity:

  • Easy metaphor to follow
  • 360 team introspection
  • Cover many aspects of team work


This is a 360 retrospective, covering a bigger period of the team. Using the Christmas Carol as it's base the team can reflect on previous and current behaviours and actions. Additionally, participants are asked to project the team's future.

🧙 Spirit of past
🧑‍🦱 Spirit of present
🧚 Future spirit

For the specific activity, the facilitator could use these points to describe the process:

  • The 🧙 Spirit of past column is for actions, behaviours, and habits that the team used to do in the past..
  • The 🧑‍🦱 Spirit of present column is for actions and behaviours that the team is currently doing..
  • The 🧚 Future spirit column is for actions and behaviours projections that the team could be doing in the future..

Onboarding the team to the selected activity is important for a successful meeting. To learn more on what's needed to onboard your team to a retrospective meeting, read here.

Tips & Tricks

Use this activity for a full review and projection over your teamwork

Make sure to define the period in question. Clear out whether 'past' means the last year, last 6 months, last 3 months. Do the same for the future. Give a defined frame to the team.

This activity might require a longer than an hour session. As many themes will popup make sure to limit the action items you'll get out of this retrospective.

Popularity: 1

The "Christmas spirits" activity is rarely used among Team O'clock teams. It seems that only a few teams use this activity for their retrospectives.


Christmas spirits

360 Playful Seasonal Hard

🧙 Spirit of past

Reflect on past team behaviours, habits, actions

🧑‍🦱 Spirit of present

Actions and behaviours that the team is current doing

🧚 Future spirit

Projection of actions and behaviours that the team will do in the future

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