The One Word is a simple check in activity that allows the participants to share their feelings before getting into the data and details for the meeting itself. It is a good opening for a meeting as it acknowledge people feelings and get them speaking from the very beginning.
Running the activity
- Give each participant a pen and a post-it
- Ask them to describe their feeling (for the meeting context) in one word
- Group the notes on an open canvas
- Optionally, ask if someone wants to share more about their selected word
Please describe the <past Sprint / last month / you feelings about XYZ> in one word