“Growth”: Quick Check-Ins On Growth Areas
This is something I’ve started experimenting with recently. The idea is for my reports to list 3 to 4 personal growth areas that they’d like to focus on right now onto the board.
Having their growth goals right there in this list is a great reminder of what they are, and it makes it easy for us to quickly check-in on how they’re going every now and then. This is a lighter process than having to flip over to something like a Growth Plan board, which we tend to do as a quarterly discussion.
“Discussed”: Logs Previous Discussions
I don’t use this too often, but it can be helpful to come back and reference cards here and there, especially if we’ve kept notes of decisions and actions in the card. It can also be a great place for to come back and review past discussions or accomplishments when working on a self-assessment!
Ultimately, what’s more satisfying than the “Done” column on any Trello board?
…And That’s It!
It’s easy to experiment and try out, and it doesn’t matter if it’s you or your manager who sets up the board and starts using it. The board itself is so simple there isn’t much of a need for a template. You can copy the board here.
At Trello, using our own product in new ways is always exhilarating. Here’s to hoping this can be useful for your teams as well! 🙌