Ayoa’s I Like, I Wish, What If template will help you to collect invaluable feedback on a project, meeting or event that’s framed in a positive light, so you can focus on continuous improvement.
The I Like, I Wish, What If template is a useful tool for anyone that wants to gather invaluable feedback from others – whether this is following a meeting, event, or even the completion of a project or a specific piece of work. With its simple, easy-to-follow format and use of positive language, this activity encourages participants to share honest and constructive feedback that you can easily analyze and use to ensure that you’re making continuous improvements.
This activity is often conducted as a design thinking exercise that is commonly used by design and development teams. Design thinking is a flexible and iterative problem-solving process that helps businesses to better understand their customers’ needs, and devise innovative solutions to their problems. However, you can conduct this activity with your customers, event attendees, other members of your team, or anyone else you work with.
Like many design thinking exercises, I Like, I Wish, What If can be easily adapted to suit your needs. If needed, you can swap ‘I Like’, ‘I Wish’ and ‘What If’ with ‘What If’, ‘I Wonder’ and ‘How Might I’ to better suit the type of feedback you’re aiming to collect.
Gathering feedback on your work is essential to ensure that you’re able to make improvements. However, with many of us being people-pleasers, collecting opinions that are honest, fair and constructive can be difficult to achieve. Because the I Like, I Wish, What if template reinforces positive language (such as ‘I like’ instead of ‘I don’t like’), participants are more likely to give you transparent feedback you can use to improve your performance and generate better results for future events, meetings or projects.
You may think that in order for feedback to be constructive, sometimes it needs to be negative. However, thinking positivity will encourage participants of this exercise to ‘think outside the box’ to devise more creative ‘what ifs’ you can use to improve next time.
Ready to start gathering invaluable and constructive feedback on your work? Discover how to use our template in Ayoa below.
Encourage any participants who will be completing the activity to access the I Like, I Wish, What If template. Ask them to sign up to Ayoa for free, then once they’ve signed up, navigate to the homepage to create a new whiteboard, mind map or task board and choose this template from the library.
Ask participants to spend 10 minutes filling out the three sections of the template, adding their ideas using sticky notes. To ensure you’re gathering the most valuable feedback, ask them to add at least three points to each section.
If possible, get everyone together to discuss their feedback. Ask each member of the group to read out their feedback, or read it out yourself. Ask participants to expand on these ideas and to share whether they agree with any points. If they don’t agree, ask them to explain why to open up a wider discussion with the whole group. Make notes of what was discussed, if possible – you might find it helpful to create a mind map to add all the feedback you collected to.
Finally, it’s time to analyze your feedback! Using your mind map, see if there are any recurring comments or themes and make a note of them. Then brainstorm how you can use this feedback to help you improve in the future.