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Safety Check Team Radar

Does your team feel safe speaking honestly in retrospectives? Are you sure? Even teams that have encourage open communication and psychological safety may have weak areas that are left unknown to the facilitator. A safety check team radar is a great way to make sure your retrospectives are a safe space for open and honest feedback.

Learn more about the importance of psychological safety and strategies to improve safety for your team in the Ultimate Guide To Agile Retrospectives.

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Discover specific areas team members may not feel safe speaking about

Setting The Stage

The Safety Check Team Radar comes with 3 predefined areas of focus.

  1. Do you feel comfortable speaking up?
  2. Do you feel included?
  3. Do you feel heard?

Before your team anonymously votes, ensure that each participant understands the topics and process. Once everyone is ready, each participant votes on how they feel about the environment and willingness to speak before any discussions.

Gathering Data

During the Collect phase of the retrospective, each team member indicates how safe they feel by answering the questions in the spokes on the radar. For each spoke, a team member will indicate (on a scale of 1-5, where 1 is the lowest rating and 5 is the highest) how they feel for each question.

Retrium's Safety Check Team Radar is designed to save you time so you can focus on getting the most value possible from your retrospectives. If you find your team needs to address a specific concern, you can add or edit the radar spokes to better fit your team’s needs. Team radars allow participants to remain completely anonymous during the entire radar activity. This prevents groupthink, allows for more honest answers, and - as a bonus - saves the facilitator time as the data is automatically calculated.  

Exploring The Results

Once everyone has shared their feedback, the team moves on to the analysis phase to see and discuss the results.

Retrium provides easy data visualizations that analyze the group’s responses. So teams can easily analyze multiple response values, including:

  • Individual Responses
  • Average
  • Median
  • Range
  • Standard Deviation
  • Outliers
  • Normal Distribution
  • Histogram

Leading The Discussion

Once the team has reviewed the results of the Radar, the facilitator can lead a discussion on the results with questions like:

Closing The Retro

By the end of this retrospective, you will have received data-driven evidence for how safe your team feels during a retrospective or during regular work interactions. This information can help you lead a respectful and inclusive retrospective discussion.

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