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10/10 - Perfection Game

> Summarize

Participants will rate the project phase, workshop, etc. out of 10 and offer areas for improvement so they can give a perfect score next time.

Pre-requisites

Prepare a Board activity and provide 3 categories: the first called ‘Score’, the second ‘I gave it this score because...’ and the third ‘I’d have given it a 10 if...’.

Activity settings Board

  • Activity format: Round by round
  • Time management: timer (10 min)
  • Categories: 3 activity categories

Process

1

Presentation

Explain the purpose of the activity to your participants: they need to individually reflect on how to assess the period in question and prepare 3 cards in their notepad:

  • Score card: what mark out of 10 would they give: this mark should reflect the potential for improvement and not be a personal appraisal. 1 being the lowest score and 10 being the highest.

  • Why card: the participant is asked to explain the reasoning behind their score (and why it wasn’t lower. The explanation should be positive): ‘I gave it a 7 because we were able to come to an agreement on issue X with all the parties involved...’

  • Better card: on this card, the participant writes what would have enabled them to give a perfect score. ‘I’d have said 10 if we’d been able to carry out actions A and B in time’.

2

Exploration

The participants have 5 minutes to think individually and silently on their ideas.

  • If possible, discussions should be avoided to prevent outside influences.

3

Collection

Each participant will have a turn to move the ideas from their notepad to the Board. They must voice each idea concisely.

4

Summary

You now have immediate feedback from which you can draw ideas for improvement. You can end the session on that note and send meeting notes to your group.
This activity is not for delving deeper or discussing the ideas put forward, it’s simply an ‘assessment’ activity. You can organise a second more suitable activity later to produce an action plan.

Suggestions and variations

If your participants volunteer more than one activity per category, move them into a group so they stay in line with the mark given in the first category.

Activity Board
5 to 30 min
2 to 50
Novice
Closing
Find areas for improvement together.
The group focuses on areas for improvement and takes part in a positive process.