> Summarize

Each participant speaks to the previous period about the positives (what they learned and liked) and negatives (what they missed and what they’d have liked) in order to establish an improvement action plan for next time.

Suggestions and variations

After the vote, if the ideas selected are still too vague, you’ll have to follow up with a decision-making activity to refine the action plan.

The 4Ls activity allows you to adopt a continuous improvement initiative in the team. You can change things up with other similar activities:

Board / 
30 to 60 min
2 to 30
Hold a progress meeting on the facts from the previous period in order to implement improvements.
Allow the team to think about the facts and highlight both the positives and negatives.