Community of Practice (CoP) Health Check

What is a Community of Practice?

Communities of Practice (CoPs) are self-organized, voluntary groups of people who have a common interest in a specific technical or business domain who come together to share knowledge. They come together regularly to exchange ideas, work on a problem, improve their skills or gain more knowledge of a domain.

Organisations with a healthy CoP eco systems benefit from improved camaraderie, rapid problem solving, cooperation and retention of talent, as well as increasing the overall knowledge capital of their people.

This health check gives you insight into the current state of the CoP that your teams may, or may not, be involved in and to help better understand the current effectiveness of them. This gives you the data you need to help fuel continuous learning and to create more meaningful conversations across the organisation.

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Understand how well your Community of Practice is performing

Each of the following principles represent health dimensions that each team member can respond to. By sharing this health check with your members, everyone will then get insight into the current efficacy of the CoP, and then have a deep dive into what would make their membership more meaningful.

How to create a Health Check in TeamRetro

Start Health Check

Your template is ready to go
Under Health Checks, select the health check you’d like to complete. Decide if you want to survey the team anonymously, using aliases or openly.

Invite Participants
Invite your team wherever they are.
Invite by a unique and secure code, email address, share a link, use a QR code or post to your Slack channel. They can use their phone, tablet or PC.
Health Check Survey
Survey the team independently and efficiently
Ask the team to reflect and rate along each dimension from happy to unhappy. You’ll see when everyone has finished. Use the in-built timer to keep things on track.
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Reveal and discuss the results

Your health check data is displayed showing the average response and tally of each response. Sort dimensions by most positive, negative or mixed responses to make discussions more meaningful.

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Keep conversation on track with Presentation Mode
Switch to presentation mode to sync devices making it easier to facilitate and focus conversations. Capture comments and actions along the way.

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Review your action plan
Assign action owners and set due dates for new items and review prior actions. This action list can be tracked, shared or integrated into your other workflow tools.

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Share the results
Great work, you are all done! Share the results with your team via email, download and print or publish to tools like Jira, Asana and Trello. Results can be tracked in your dashboard.