Three small groups standing by signs which reflect the colours of a Traffic Light Debrief reflection exercise

Traffic Light Debrief

Creative & colourful strategy to process an experience.

  • Simple
  • Rapid execution
  • Promotes communication
  • Universally applicable


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Comments (2)

  1. David Piang-Nee

    I really like this approach and would use this in the middle of an initiative session for example. Rather than it being a free for all opportunity, this presents to be a less confrontation way of communicating as little groups get to explore their thoughts on things.. It also allows people the space to make a choice on their thoughts without having to necessarily voice them to the whole group initially.

    Great way of exercising persuasive communication skills as well as actively listening skills.

    Variation or extension could be that people could reassess where they stand after their conversations in their little groups as their views or perspectives may have shifted.

    There is also the opportunity for the colour groups to present their perspective to the wider group as well to round that up before continuing with a challenge for example.

    • Mark

      Yes, David, inviting people to move or shift their initial preference after having a conversation with others is a wonderful visual way to demonstrate change or progress.

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