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Feedback Mingle

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The Feedback Mingle is an exercise in which every member in a group gives feedback to every other member in the group. Often used as a closing activity, it aims to facilitate feedback, generate positive energy and create a sense of team.

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Goal

Facilitate feedback, generate positive energy and create a sense of team

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    Instructions

    Step 1:

    Sitting in a circle, each participant writes a feedback note to every other member in the group. This feedback format can vary. When using this activity as part of a closure process, a suggestion is to use: “What I appreciate the most about you…” and “My challenge to you going forward is…” Request that all participants remain in the circle so that each person can see (and remember to write for) every other person.


    Step 2:

    Be attentive to the time it takes participants to write. Generally some participants need more time than others. Remind all participants not to write too much. Notice if particular participants are writing extensively on each note and suggest that they summarize in just a few words and deliver the rest verbally.


    Step 3:

    Once most participants are finished writing their feedback, invite them to mingle and deliver the feedback. Feedback should be delivered one-on-one, and shared verbally, with the post-it also handed over.


    Step 4:

    Once the feedback mingle is complete, bring the whole group back together in a circle and either quickly wrap-up or do a check-out.

    Background

    The principles of effective feedback are inspired by: Marshall Rosenberg, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life

    Source: Hyper Island toolbox

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