Feedback: Rose, Thorn, Bud

Description

  • Time

    15-60 mins
  • Level

    2 (out of 5)

This is a tool to give people feedback based on Rose (what you did well), Thorn (what you could do differently), Bud (what you could do more of). The goal is to give everyone constructive feedback and get an insight into your own practice. Note that this tool has other applications as well. We have used it in client workshops to gather feedback on new ideas, business models or our own workshops. 

Instructions

👥 In an offline environment  …

  1. Every participant has their own flipchart paper put up on the wall.

  2. Every participant writes down their name on the paper and sketches a rose and indicates the three parts: rose, thorn, bud. 

  3. Gather around the flipcharts

  4. Invite everyone to write down sticky notes for each participant based on the three points: ‘Rose’ stands for what someone did well (compliment), ‘thorn’ for what they could have done differently (challenge) and ‘bud’ for something you want to see more of (potential). Do this in silence & put on a timer. 

  5. Once all the flipcharts are filled, give every participant a moment to read through their feedback.

🌐 In an online setting ...

  1. Invite participants to enter the MURAL template.  

  2. Let everyone pick an empty rose.

  3. Participants add their name (and photo, optional)

  4. Invite everyone to add sticky notes for each participant based on the three points: ‘Rose’ stands for what someone did well (compliment), ‘thorn’ for what they could have done differently (challenge) and ‘bud’ for something you want to see more of (potential). Do this in silence & put on a timer. 

  5. Once all the sticky notes are added, give every participant a moment to read through their feedback.

Materials // Remarks

Notes

  • Give an introduction around the value of feedback / constructive feedback.

  • Explain the three steps carefully (rose, thorn, bud) and make sure it’s clear for every participant.

  • Point out that they give feedback individually and in silence.

  • Everyone should write in a clear manner so that people are able to read their feedback afterwards. 

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