- Links:
-Part 1
-Part 2

-Writing Reflections

CC: Hi again. Welcome to part three of your Koan onboarding.

Today we’re going to cover writing and engaging with reflections. As you write your reflection, some important tips:

  • Reflection questions are only visible to other members of our team-- the people listed in the sidebar. So you can communicate candidly.

  • You should use reflections to focus on your Key Results, but you can also use them to communicate any other important information to your team.

  • To show the work you’re doing on your Key Results, you can tag line items. Hit the + Key Result button on the right, and find the relevant KR. This will show your team why you’re sharing this work, and we’ll also aggregate this information for you and add it into the key result itself (it’ll still only be visible to your team).

  • To update your team on your Key Results, make sure the metric is up to date, then choose how confident you are on a scale of 1 to 10. You can use the stoplight colors-- at risk, has issues, and on track-- as a guide to your confidence, or you can use any other basis for them, as long as you communicate that with your team. Adding a comment will help make sure everyone is on the same page.

  • In your summary, you can include gifs to drive your point home to your team.
  • Once you’ve submitted your reflections, we recommend that everyone on your team read each other's. This is a good exercise to do at the beginning of your team meeting since it’ll make sure everyone is starting with as much information as possible.

  • As you read your team’s reflections, you can react in line with quick emoji reactions. If you have more you’d like to discuss, you can leave a comment below. The more you communicate with each other, the better aligned you’ll be.

And that’s it!

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