Miroverse Challenge: Team Connection ​​​​🤝

  • 16 November 2021
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Miroverse Challenge: Team Connection ​​​​🤝
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Hi Miro Heroes :heart_eyes:,  

 

A couple of weeks ago we wrapped up our annual Distributed conference. Amazing energy and so many inspiring, creative, and fun sessions!:tada:

Apart from learning a lot, meeting new people, and feeling fortunate to be part of the process, our team definitely felt more connected than ever. Teamwork has always been at the heart of everything we do here at Miro, and Distributed 2021 made us once again reflect on how important meaningful and supportive team connections are. As we say, “play as a team to win the world!” :pray:

Inspired by all the new knowledge, we decided to learn even more, this time from our amazing Miro community members. Today, we’re kicking off a special edition of the Miro templates contest, called Miroverse Challenge: Team Connection :purple_heart:This contest is all about reflection and learning. How do you make sure your team members feel connected, supported, and happy? What are the Miro tools you use?

 

In this special edition we will have 3 award categories 🏆:

  • Icebreakers :man_dancing_tone3:

  • Meetings :bulb:

  • Team building :raised_hands:

 

To get inspired, you can check out the Distributed Day 1 and Day 2 recordings and resources.

 

More Challenge Details

 

:calendar: Timing ​​​​​​

  • Submission period: November 16-January 12

  • Voting and judging: January 13-20

  • Winners announced: January 21

 :ballot_box:  Voting and judging

  • Judges' Choice will be awarded by our panel of expert judges. Submissions will be judged on their ease of use, layout, and that special fun factor.

  • People’s Choice will be awarded based on top likes under the comment here in the online community. Make sure to vote for your favorite template by December 20, 23:59 CET . ☝️

:gift:  Prizes for each category

  • Judges’ Choice: iPad, exclusive Miro-branded cover, and an Apple Pencil 

  • People’s Choice: AirPods and exclusive Miro-branded case

  • Miro swag will be awarded to all other participants who will get published on Miroverse :sunglasses:  

  • Winners will be featured on Miroverse and Judges Choice winners will have an opportunity to present their templates at a dedicated Miro event on Linkedin Live to our audience!

 

How to participate

 

:pencil:  To enter, please add a comment to this thread with the following details:

  • Your full name

  • Role and company

  • Mention category: icebreakers, meetings, or team building

  • Miro board embedded with your template (with view access)

  • Instructions on how to use the template

  • Optional: 1-3 minute video overview of your template

:warning:  Entry requirements

  • Your template must be in English, and have been created and designed using Miro.

  • All information must belong to the board owner (We will reject all submissions containing copyright-protected content on board.)

  • Your template must be submitted to Miroverse before the challenge deadline.

  • Optional: share your board on LinkedIn with #Miro @Miro mentioning that you’re taking part in the challenge. Feel free to add an image or a video.

  • By participating in the challenge, you agree that your submission may be published and used for promotional activities by Miro.

 

Judges

  • Community Guest Judge for the Icebreaker category: Facilitator Schoolan education platform around the topic of online facilitation. They are one of our Miro Experts and teach professionals to be better facilitators through cohort-based courses, custom Miro templates and by curating facilitation resources. 

    See Facilitator School’s Character Mix&Match Icebreaker on Miroverse

  • Community Guest Judge for the Meetings category: Hyper Islanda global learning provider with a school and consulting services that enables individuals and organisations to see, understand and act upon the opportunities created by digital and technological evolution.

    See Hyper Island’s templates on Miroverse

  • Community Guest Judge for the team Building category: @Stefano Mastrogiacomo teamwork coach, project mgmt professor and author. He’s the designer of team tools like the Team Alignment Map, the Team Contract, the Fact Finder and the Nonviolent Requests Guide.

    See Stefano’s templates on Miroverse

  • Miroverse team judge: Mariam Danielian manages the content production for Miro templates and oversees publications for the Miroverse templates library. She is inspired by the creativity of Miro users who turn an empty canvas into a universe of their own creation, and she’s passionate about sharing their work with others. 

 

 

Happy collaborating and good luck!  :rocket::heart_eyes:

 


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I love this! Very simple and well laid out!

I also love that we are the ones voting on the people’s choice! Great call on involving the community!

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I’m in :clown:

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Can’t wait! 

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  • Your template must be in English.

    :disappointed:

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Hi @Christophe GESCHÉ Indeed, we only accept templates in English at the moment. If you already have a template, would you be interested in translating it into English? That would be great :grinning:

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Val Gaudreault - Chief Inspiration Officer @ the Canada School of Public Services

Instructions are at the start view.

 

Exciting! I will definitely join.

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Is there a limit of how many templates you can submit for the competition?

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Is there a limit of how many templates you can submit for the competition?

I hope multiple 🙈 Here is a very simple Icebreaker I normally use. Level of complexity is low.

 

:round_pushpin: Vincent Schnor - Agile Coach & Organisational Consultant @Netzwerkknoten

Category: Icebreaker

 

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Hi @Vincent Schnor @Maria Karnaukhova you can indeed submit multiple :grinning:

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Hi everyone, 

  • Full Name: Frankie Kok 

  • Role and Company: Founder at The Creative Gym 

  • Category: Meetings 

  • Miro Board Template below 


What’s Feedback Action Plan?

Feedback Action Plan is a strategic planning framework for organisations to boost team alignment and run productive meetings through gather, review, and take actions on the feedback that's relevant to the organisation’s goal all in one single page.

Why Feedback Action Plan?

During team meetings, the facilitator can 

  • Align the team to move from personal opinions (feedbacks) to greater clarity on the actions to take. 
  • Empower teams to continuously improve by turning constructive feedback into productive actions
  • Incorporating valuable feedback to improve the innovation process

How does the Feedback Action Plan work?

The Feedback Action Plan incorporates the learnings from the feedback they have received from “I like, I wish, I wonder” and turn them into actionable steps at “We will amplify, We will address, We will implement” to create valuable changes.

"I like, I wish, and I wonder" was inspired by the work from Stanford, IDEO, and Hyper Island, and I designed the framework "We will amplify, we will address, and we will implement".

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  • Your full name: Ruslan Kildeev

  • Role and company: Project Coordinator, MitOst e.V.

  • Mention category: Meetings

  • Miro board embedded with your template (with view access): 

     

  • Instructions on how to use the template:

    This template helps you run weekly team updates (for some also known as standup meetings) in a simple yet very efficient manner! It's highly adjustable & simple to work with.

    How to use the template:

  • 0. The instructions are built into the template — you can always refer to them!

    1. Type in your name (name of your project, department, etc.) in the inner circle & choose one sticky notes color.

    2. Share what has happened in the past week (next circle).

    3. Share what is planned for the next week (next circle).

    4. Read through colleagues' updates & leave your comments, questions, reactions (a.k.a. “silent walk”).

    5. Discuss possibilities for collaboration & synergies using the outer circle.

    Great! You've just managed a huge updates session in half an hour.

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  • Your full name: Ruslan Kildeev

  • Role and company: Project Coordinator, MitOst e.V.

  • Mention category: Meetings

  • Miro board embedded with your template (with view access): 

     

  • Instructions on how to use the template:

    This template is built around the Open Space method and helps make it digital. With this template, you can easily run an Open Space session online!

    The instructions below don't explain the method itself — for this, please refer to the original source by Harrison Owen (https://openspaceworld.org/wp2/hho/papers/brief-users-guide-open-space-technology/). 

    A couple of technicalities about how to work with the template:
    1. Use the Pool of Topics to collect topics sourced from the participants.
    2. With help of the Miro timer make the topics pitching short and sexy.
    3. Assign the topics to the "kiosks" to set up the schedule.
    4. Copy the topic sticky notes to the working areas.
    5. Harvest what's happened in the breakouts in the end.

 

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Full name: Sabine Ballata

Role and Company: Product Design and Strategy at Kokoro

Category: Meetings

Miro board link:

 

Instructions:
 

This template for inclusive, strength-based team meetings also works brilliantly for distributed, hybrid and asynchronous teams.

Benefits:

  • It makes sure all voices are heard and introverts don't get overlooked
  • It focuses the team on the most important tasks and on involving everyone you need to make decisions
  • It keeps the team aligned to their collective strengths and helps them overcome difficulties with this positive outlook

Preparation:

  • As a meeting facilitator, you go through the preparation steps outlined in the template
  • You share the template with the team
  • Team members can add items that are important to them, using team strengths to guide their contributions

Have fun with the template and get in touch if you have any questions!

Video walkthrough link: 
 

 

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  • Your full name - Dave Westgarth

  • Role and company - Digital PM @ DWP

  • Category - icebreakers or team building

  • Miro board embedded with your template - 
     

     

  • Instructions on how to use the template - 

    This template works great as an ice breaker or fun team building activity putting a Miro spin on the popular Guess Who game!

     

    RULES

     

    1. Divide into 2 equal teams one for the red tray and one for blue

     

    2. As a team secretly select a face card and place beneath the Target Card (using PgDn)

     

    3. Alternate turns asking one question that can be answered yes or no

     

    4. Eliminate appropriate face cards using the blocker cards to screen out incorrect face cards

     

    5. Keep taking turns asking questions until someone thinks they can guess who is on the opponent's Target Card

     

    6. When you are ready to guess who is on the Mystery Card, make your guess on your turn instead of asking a question. You cannot ask a question and guess on the same turn.

    If you guess wrong, you lose the game!

    If you guess right, you win the game!

     

    BONUS CHALLENGE - For extra difficulty select an extra Target Face cards and try to work out who your opponent has selected using "both" and "either" questions to eliminate potential matches!

    I hope this is a fun exercise in your team and drives engagement and conversations!

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Full name: Sabine Ballata

Role and Company: Product Design and Strategy at Kokoro

Category: Team building

Miro board link:
 

 

Instructions:

In this team workshop, tensions within the team are addressed and resolved, using a combination of tried and tested techniques and exercises from non-violent communication, holacracy and agile team development.

Benefits:

  • Teams get a better understanding of their internal dynamics
  • Conflicts are transformed in engines for growth and learning
  • The workshop creates space to move on from tensions and focus on progress

Step by step:

  • Take some time to prepare the workshop by reading through the tips and FAQs included in the template.
  • On the day of the workshop, go through the Principles and do a Check-in. Then, the team list their tensions and match them to the space they can be addressed in.
  • Individual tensions are discussed first: The team helps individuals clarify their needs in order to make progress.
  • Interpersonal tensions are next: Using mirroring, points of contention or conflict are worked through, using non-violent communication principles
  • Check out by summarising your learnings.

Have fun with the elephants in the room - they might not be so scary after all!

Video walkthrough link:
 

 

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Your full name: Eline Charles

Role and company: Founder, Check The Process

Mention category: icebreakers

Miro board embedded with your template (with view access):

 

Instructions:

Pick a fish, any fish! It's simple

Choose a fishing rod and answer the question. Keep the fish safe in the tank afterwards, you might like to play again. Want to change the questions? Just unlock the brown patio and move it to adjust the text.

 

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  • Your full name - Daria Rudnik

  • Role and company - Daria Rudnik Coaching & Consulting, owner

  • Mention category: icebreakers, meetings, or team building - Team building

  • Miro board embedded with your template (with view access) https://miro.com/miroverse/team-new-years-resolutions-f0gq8lfsgxpbfs1u/

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  • Instructions on how to use the template - on the board

  • Optional: 1-3 minute video overview of your template - on the board

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  • Your full name - Daria Rudnik

  • Role and company - Daria Rudnik Coaching & Consulting, owner

  • Mention category: icebreakers, meetings, or team building - Team building

  • Miro board embedded with your template (with view access) https://miro.com/miroverse/team-purpose-workshop/

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  • Instructions on how to use the template - on the board

  • Optional: 1-3 minute video overview of your template - 

     

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  • Your Full Name: Julie Palazini & Colleen Wheeler
  • Role: Collaborators in overhauling meetings
  • Mention category: icebreakers, meetings, or team building - Icebreaker
  • Miro Board with view access:Team Connection Wall: click image below 

    Team Connection Wall

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  • See the activity instructions, objective and details on the board linked above.

A few words to our friends at MIRO...

Thank you for inviting submissions for the "Miroverse Challenge: Team Connection"! We are new to MIRO--and excited to offer this entry.

We help groups and individuals create space for focused reflection and learning. One way we do this is through designing meeting structures that support people in having the same conversation at the same time.

Well-designed, small moments have the power to create connection, deep appreciation, and even lighthearted laughter.

The brief activity outlined in our template allows team members to connect and network in a very low-pressure way. It has enough flexibility to allow the meeting facilitator/team leader to add fresh customized prompts to the pool of conversation prompts.

We decided to create an ICE BREAKER template that could be used regularly during team meetings AND during a stand-alone gathering. We kept it simple. We used frames, shapes, and sticky notes.

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Hi everyone,

@JPalz @Daria Rudnik @Eline Charles  @Stewart Wolfe @Said Saddouk @Val_theWiz @Vincent Schnor @Maria Karnaukhova @Marlon @Frankie Kok @Ruslan Kildeev @Kokoro @DWestgarth 

I have some good news: we decided to move the deadline to January 12th 23:59 CET so that everyone can enjoy the holidays and also get a change to take part in the challenge!

We hope everyone enjoys the holidays, and we look forward to see even more amazing templates soon :heart_eyes:

Please don’t forget to submit your template to Miroverse before the deadline and mention what category your template is in: Icebreakers, meetings, or team building. :hugging:

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Hi everyone,

@JPalz @Daria Rudnik @Eline Charles  @Stewart Wolfe @Said Saddouk @Val_theWiz @Vincent Schnor @Maria Karnaukhova @Marlon @Frankie Kok @Ruslan Kildeev @Kokoro @DWestgarth 

I have some good news: we decided to move the deadline to January 12th 23:59 CET so that everyone can enjoy the holidays and also get a change to take part in the challenge!

We hope everyone enjoys the holidays, and we look forward to see even more amazing templates soon :heart_eyes:

Please don’t forget to submit your template to Miroverse before the deadline and mention what category your template is in: Icebreakers, meetings, or team building. :hugging:

Thanks a lot, @Helena Brandist ! That’s great news! I was stressing out that I’m not managing to submit my templates because of pre-Christmas hustle! Have an amazing holiday ahead :) 

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Hi everyone,

@JPalz @Daria Rudnik @Eline Charles  @Stewart Wolfe @Said Saddouk @Val_theWiz @Vincent Schnor @Maria Karnaukhova @Marlon @Frankie Kok @Ruslan Kildeev @Kokoro @DWestgarth 

I have some good news: we decided to move the deadline to January 12th 23:59 CET so that everyone can enjoy the holidays and also get a change to take part in the challenge!

We hope everyone enjoys the holidays, and we look forward to see even more amazing templates soon :heart_eyes:

Please don’t forget to submit your template to Miroverse before the deadline and mention what category your template is in: Icebreakers, meetings, or team building. :hugging:

@cwheeler New Date! 

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Hi everyone,

I created this winter wonderland experience to help teams bring back the magic of the holidays in this post-pandemic era. All of the instructions and context in available via the link. I also have an article here that provides tips on how you can recreate your next holiday party. Enjoy!!!

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  • Your full name: Tracy Bain

  • Role and company: Director of Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning @ IFAW

  • Mention category: meetings (strategy and planning)

  • Miro board embedded with your template (with view access):

     

  • Instructions: This board walks users through different exercises to strategically plan out a conservation or development project with a team. Start by determining the project scope and completing a situational analysis (threat analysis) to develop a concept model. Turn it into a theory of change and select key outcomes to develop SMART objectives. From there you can develop indicators, activities, timelines, conduct a risk assessment or analyze potential partners. To help manage the project team you can design an organogram, outline roles and responsibilities and create a RACI table. It is best to do project planning with the whole project team including your Comms, Finance, Fundraising staff and external project partners.

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