Raise Hand to Speak

Raise Hand to Speak

Raise Hand to Speak

Let me see those hands!

Lean Coffee sessions are often being run for 20 or more people, which can sometimes be difficult to facilitate or to notice when someone would like to say something, especially when video cameras are not enabled. This feature allows attendees to indicate when they would like to speak and enables the facilitator to easily monitor and manage the speaker queue.

Users have begun to use similar functionality in Zoom and Teams and have found it to be a valuable tool to enable everyone to be heard.

How it works

  1. The Facilitator can turn on the ‘Hands up to speak’ functionality.
  2. Users will then see a hand appear above the topic that is currently being discussed.
  3. When a User clicks on the hand, their name is added at the bottom of the speaker queue panel on the right-hand side.
  4. The Facilitator can then select a person from the ‘Speaker queue’ to give the next person the ‘microphone’.
  5. The User can remove themselves from the queue (put down their hand) by clicking on the hand icon again.
  6. The Facilitator can also remove a person from the queue or choose to clear the queue completely.
  7. The queue is cleared automatically when the next topic is moved into the ‘Discussing’ column.  

 

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Threaded Comments

Threaded Comments

Threaded Comments

No more cluttered and confusing conversation threads. You can now easily track conversations and reply to specific comments as they happen for increased collaboration and improved feedback.  Adding a threaded comment creates a conversation ‘branch’, which enables clearer, cleaner discussions.

How it works

Click on the ‘reply’ icon within the comments box to respond to a comment. 

Threaded comments can still be edited and deleted by the comment author or the facilitator. When a comment is deleted, you will still be able to read any associated threaded comments, but the ‘parent’ comment will no longer be visible.  

Track and Share

Comment threads will be recorded within the downloadable Meeting Summary .pdf, along with the recorded topics, actions and learnings to share after the meeting.  

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Hide Author in Lean Coffee Summaries

Hide Author in Lean Coffee Summaries

Hide Author in Lean Coffee Summaries

We have finally got around to one of the most requested fixes. Previously whilst the facilitator could hide the topic author on the board, this anonymity did not continue through to the summary PDF.

Now, when you create the summary at the end of your Lean Coffee meeting, you can choose to make it confidential.

In addition to ensuring votes aren’t influenced by topic authors, this new feature helps create a safe space for conversations, increasing engagement and participation from all attendees.

How it works

When the Facilitator ends a meeting, they will now see the option to ‘Show Topic Authors’ or hide them within the summary PDF.

Still brewing

It is still possible for the facilitator to see who has written the topics, and to reveal this with the ‘Show Authors’ option if they choose to.

We plan to make the board ‘permanently anonymous’ from the moment the board is created. This requires additional work so that the author is not stored in the database. We hope to announce this functionality soon.

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In the meantime, if anonymity is very important to you, then please use the ‘Guest’ link and ask people to enter a fake name. Whilst this may not be ideal, it will mean that all topics and comments are not traceable to an individual.