Retrospective Activity

Perfect day in the future

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This activity:

  • Massage team relationships
  • Discover motivation opportunities
  • Team alignment


Have the team visualize a perfect day at work. Start by making the pitch that everything which holds the team back has magically disappeared. Explore as a team your perfect day in that future. Discover what would keep the team motivated, find rabbitholes during collaboration, and identify career growth opportunities for your teammates.

I would love doing…
Working with others is…
I want to get better at…

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

  • The I would love doing… column is for notes that describe parts of the perfect work day of your team.
  • The Working with others is… column is for notes for the perfect collaboration of your team with other teams, always from your team's point of view.
  • The I want to get better at… column is for notes that describe opportunities for growth in your team considering that no blockers are there.

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

Focus on explaining the perfect day, so there is no need to explain how would you overcome any obstacles. The obstacles simply are not there.

Try to stay within the context of a day and activities that your team is responsible for. Keep other teams or the whole company out of your scope.

Popularity: 1

The "Perfect day in the future" activity is rarely used among Team O'clock teams. It seems that only a few teams use this activity for their retrospectives.


Perfect day in the future

Futurespective Medium

I would love doing…

Describe what would keep you motivated at work

Working with others is…

Envision how the perfect collaboration would look like

I want to get better at…

Describe growth opportunities lying ahead

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