top of page

Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose Retro Template

New Retrospective - The Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose Retro - What motivates your team?

One of the books that changed the game for me was Drive by Daniel Pink. In his book, Daniel shares the surprising things that motivate people in the workplace. You can learn more about this book through the excellent RSA Animation video below;

The reason this book changed the game for me is that it articulated my own sense of purpose as an Agile Coach. When working with teams and organisations, I use agile principles and values to amplify autonomy, mastery and purpose for individuals.

This theme has long been on my backlog and therefore, retro number #92 in my collection is the Autonomy, Mastery & Purpose Retro

Credit to RSA Animate for their visuals featured in this template alongside Faye Tsampardouka who inspired me to use the + and - symbols when creating this template. This template can be used to help teams or organisations to understand what motivates their people. You'll create a shared sense of what improves, or reduces their sense of autonomy, mastery and purpose in the workplace.

To browse my full back catalogue of retro templates categorised by theme, click here;

Access the Miro and image templates below, plug & play into your own instances and let us know how you get on!

How to use this template

- 𝗕𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗸 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝗰𝗲: Share as a team what motivates you in the workplace. Create a shared sense of the different things that motivate you as individuals. 𝙂𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙨: Use the prompts around Autonomy, Mastery & Purpose to discover the events or actions that have improved, or lessened the teams sense of Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose.

Pause to identify trends, dot vote on the most important areas to address and identify actions the team can experiment with that seek to improve Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose. Rate the retro: Inspect & Adapt the retro itself by rating how much value it brought you & the team using the fist of five scale. Retros themselves should also be subject to continuous improvement I of course claim no ownership to the copyright material displayed as part of this template.


Looking for an Agile community of practice?

The 'Virtually Agile' Slack community of practice is always welcoming of new members and is growing rapidly. This space intends to be community driven, neurodiverse place where people can share and learn from one another.

You, your colleagues and anyone interested is welcome to get involved.

Sign up here;

Don't stop believin' folks

893 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


Post: Blog2_Post
bottom of page