Here's a few more tools we learned that we are excited to bring back to our teams for integration into our daily interactions.
Fist-to-Five – This is a voting system where everyone votes on a proposal using their hands and the following scale:
- Fist: If somebody makes a fist, they are completely against the proposal
- Five: If somebody shows all five fingers, they are completely in agreement with the proposal
- If somebody holds up 2 fingers or less, then the group discusses it and comes up with a proposal where everyone votes 3 fingers or higher
Often times someone that votes a 2 can change the whole group’s opinion and make the team see a new perspective! This makes sure no point is ignored.
Standup Meetings – The Lean & Agile team has a morning “Standup” meeting each day where everyone stands goes around and shares what they learned the day before and what the look forward to that day. A football is passed around the group and only the individual with the football can speak, and they should only speak for a couple minutes. By standing instead of sitting, everyone is engaged and the meeting moves quickly in a meaningful manner. Try them in your office!!!!