Team Retrospectives

Regular team retrospectives are important for keeping team’s productive, informed and engaged. The Saberr platform not only facilitates these retrospective meetings, but it also provides managers with templates and resources to ensure these meetings are being run both effectively and efficiently.
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How Saberr builds the habit of team retrospectives

Illustration of a team retrospective exercise on the Saberr Platform

Ensure regular retrospectives with a meeting cadence

As part of an effective meeting cadence with a team, we suggest setting up regular retrospective meetings (retros) within Saberr. Retrospectives help teams reflect on what’s working and what can be improved, and are used successfully from organisations as diverse as Pixar, the Navy Seals and the UK National Health Service.

Boost engagement and productivity

Saberr’s interactive exercise not only encourages team members to make suggestions for improvements, but it also encourages them to celebrate successes and recognise the achievements of their peers, which can in turn increase morale and engagement. By prompting team members to come to the retrospective prepared, managers can also ensure these meetings are as productive as possible.
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Example of a retrospective template on the Saberr Platform

Templates enable gathering feedback synchronously and asynchronously

Connect the meetings to calendars and encourage team members to start contributing to the retrospective exercise ahead of time. This means you can capture ideas for improvement whenever they surface. Of course, you can add notes through the meeting as well.

Use retros to stay agile and iterate

Regular retros allow teams to share learnings, suggest improvements and create actions for individual team members based on the outcomes of the meeting. These retrospectives not only drive higher levels of productivity by keeping teams focused and engaged, but they can also help to identify activities that aren’t aligned to the team’s overall purpose.
Example of Saberr's interactive team exercises for defining norms and a team charter

Identify and fix issues early

Ensure teams are a step ahead of any given problem by using Saberr’s retrospective team exercise to identify issues. Using this feedback, any problems can be remedied straight away by managers or if necessary, the leadership team.

Review goals and close the cycle

Give all team members the opportunity to openly discuss details they deem important and address questions they may have about the phase or project being discussed. Saberr’s retrospective templates can help guide these conversations, while ensuring managers are running inclusive sessions that give everyone a voice.
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Illustration of an exercise template for psychological safety not he Saberr Platform

Create a safe space for feedback

Agreed team norms can help to create an environment where team members feel able to share opinions without fear of blame. Saberr’s interactive team exercise for defining these behavioral norms can help create psychological safety within a team, which not only improves employee morale, but can also improve the quality of meetings such as team retrospectives.

Resources for running team retrospectives

It won’t take long to see the results

When managers and teams use Saberr for just 1½ hours a month, there is an average increase of...

+22%

team performance

+12%

employee engagement

+43%

psychological safety

Running team retrospectives is just one of the seven habits of effective teamwork.

Regular One-to-ones

Regular one-to-one meetings are crucial for improving performance, eliminating roadblocks and strengthening relationships. Saberr not only facilitates these conversations, but we also improve the quality of them and drive better outcomes.

Effective team meetings

A cadence of regular team meetings is crucial for ensuring both team alignment and productivity. The Saberr platform not only enables this, but we ensure that every meeting is optimized to make the best use of everyone’s time.

Connecting to your purpose

High performing teams have a clear purpose that they focus on. Saberr not only helps your teams to create a compelling purpose statement, but we also help you align this purpose with team goals to ensure it’s embedded into everyone's work.

Setting and reviewing goals

Get the very best from your teams with the ability to set goals and review their progress with Saberr. Equip your managers with the tools to have coaching conversations that provide clarity, boost productivity and drive better performance outcomes.

Regular retrospectives

Regular team retrospectives are important for keeping team’s productive, informed and engaged. The Saberr platform not only facilitates these retrospective meetings, but it also provides managers with templates and resources to ensure these meetings are being run both effectively and efficiently.

Feedback on behaviours

Agreeing on team behaviors is not only important for high performance, but it can help lay the foundations for psychological safety. Saberr provides exercises for defining team norms, as well as both templates and resources to help managers provide feedback and embed these behaviors into day-to-day practice.

Periodic team health checks

Whether your teams are going through a change in direction, have unhealthy conflict, are experiencing a change in team composition, or simply aren’t performing at the top of their game, Saberr not only provides you with the tools, resources and exercises to check each team’s health, but to also resolve their problems.
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Regular One-to-ones

Regular one-to-one meetings are crucial for improving performance, eliminating roadblocks and strengthening relationships. Saberr not only facilitates these conversations, but we also improve the quality of them and drive better outcomes.

Effective team meetings

A cadence of regular team meetings is crucial for ensuring both team alignment and productivity. The Saberr platform not only enables this, but we ensure that every meeting is optimized to make the best use of everyone’s time.

Connecting to your purpose

High performing teams have a clear purpose that they focus on. Saberr not only helps your teams to create a compelling purpose statement, but we also help you align this purpose with team goals to ensure it’s embedded into everyone's work.

Setting and reviewing goals

Get the very best from your teams with the ability to set goals and review their progress with Saberr. Equip your managers with the tools to have coaching conversations that provide clarity, boost productivity and drive better performance outcomes.

Regular retrospectives

Regular team retrospectives are important for keeping team’s productive, informed and engaged. The Saberr platform not only facilitates these retrospective meetings, but it also provides managers with templates and resources to ensure these meetings are being run both effectively and efficiently.

Feedback on behaviours

Agreeing on team behaviors is not only important for high performance, but it can help lay the foundations for psychological safety. Saberr provides exercises for defining team norms, as well as both templates and resources to help managers provide feedback and embed these behaviors into day-to-day practice.

Periodic team health checks

Whether your teams are going through a change in direction, have unhealthy conflict, are experiencing a change in team composition, or simply aren’t performing at the top of their game, Saberr not only provides you with the tools, resources and exercises to check each team’s health, but to also resolve their problems.
Learning content icon

Read more...

Read more about the seven habits of highly effective teams on our blog.

Including free exercises, templates and guides on how you can embed them into your organisation.

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