FLAT is a great activity for a closure of a program of work. You should run it to bring attention to self-reflection and to encourage the participants to thank each other..

Running the activity:

  1. Prepare and explain the FLAT canvas quadrants:
    * Future directions:Please write down your future directions.
    * Lessons learned: Please write down your key lessons and takeaways.
    * Accomplishments: Please write down your key accomplishments.
    Thank you: Please write down your Thank You notes.
  2. Ask participants for their notes.
  3. Let the group and share the results.

This activity acknowledge the end of a period while bringing a self-reflection perspective. It gets each participant reflecting about what happened – their accomplishments and lessons learned — and how those lessons can be applied in their future. It also provides a space for them to thank each other.

Remote-team advice: This activity works well for remote teams. Use a remote board of your choice.

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