Retrospective meetings are a great tool for gathering team feedback and driving continuous improvement. Along with retrospectives, another way to measure team health is to track the mood of your team over time. This provides feedback to let you know if the team is improving in ways that matter to the team itself, not just in the ways that measure the productivity of the team.

We’re happy to announce that as part of the Instant Agenda team retrospectives, you can now measure team mood and track it over time.

To enable the steps that measure and review team mood, create a new retrospective or edit an existing one and select the Steps tab in the editor. You’ll see a new set of steps at the top that allow you to turn this functionality on or off as seen here:

enable team mood check

With the team mood check steps enabled, when you start your retrospective, the first step that everyone sees will allow them to anonymously register their mood. As the moderator, you’ll see how many people remain to register their mood (though not who those people are), so you’ll know once everyone has responded and it’s safe to move on to the next step.

measure team mood

The next step is to review the team mood. A detailed breakdown of the current vote is shown, along with a view into the history of the team mood. Note that when you first start using this new feature, there will be no history to show, but once that historical data exists, the chart will be shown.

current and historical team mood

The team mood results will also be shown in the meeting history and the summary email.

We hope you find this team mood functionality useful and that it helps drive improvements in your teams. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to use the feedback button in the app. Also, we’re always happy to hear from you directly — just schedule a 15-minute call with us.

Mackenzie Fernandez

Developer at Instant Agenda
Mackenzie is a Colorado native that has a tool built for everything. She spends most of her time reading (a lot), hiking and organizing Nerf games.

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