Pick a Song — Retrospective Activity
Pick a song
applies to retrospective phase 1: Set the Stage
Participants pick a song that describes their mood, that is being played in the room for 30 seconds
Ask team members to name a song that describes their current mood in the context of the company.
Bring a laptop to have each song being heard by everyone. People most likely will suggest to play the song from their mobile phone which is OK, as long as they wait for the previous song to stop playing.
Write each song on the wall or a notepad and optionally, after the retrospective, create a playlist to share it with the team.
People are expressing themselves in means of music tastes, which exposes them in ways that increase the trust level within a team.
Watch out for people showing discomfort in sharing a song.