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Check-ins can be made in a hundred different ways. For example you can ask participants to pick an emoji representing their mood, share something they are thinking extra about, or ask about how they feel about the upcoming meeting.
At Idea Hunt we do a check-in for all our weekly meetings, as we are a remote team this is a great way to invite everyone to share something that is important to them or to allow people to off-load something that might be weighing on their mind. Check-ins are more structured then simply asking “how was your weekend” but are just as fun and casual.
Check-ins are great for many reasons. Our top 3 are:
Either you can do a verbal check-in, or you can use Idea Hunt for it. Using Idea Hunt makes it super easy and takes a lot of the work out of it.
Start by introducing the concept to your team, why you will start doing this and how it works. Then try it for a few weeks before you evaluate.
Setting up a check-in using Idea Hunt is super simple. Just follow these steps:
If you need some inspiration on check-in questions you can use a randomizer, like this one. Another great link if you want to know more about the benefits of check-ins is this post on Nobl, that inspired us to start.