Team Sentiment practices track the mood of a team and provide a mechanism for team members to rapidly feed back, either publically or anonymously, when their mood has changed.
Team sentiment practices enable problems to be identified, radiated and addressed early. They enable the team to quickly discuss where one or more team members is suddenly troubled by the direction their work is going and can also provide an information radiator to assess the overall team health and feeling.
Team sentiment practices are often introduced where there is a strong sense of servant leadership in the working environment.
To use "Mood Marbles" as the Team Sentiment practice
Mood Marble containers are placed in a strategic place where all team members will see and walk pass regularly (for example, near the door or on the way to the bathroom).
Team are encouraged to think about their current mood. Start with positive (green) and negative (red) and each team member adds a marble to the container that reflects their mood.
Team members are regularly reminded they can change their mood marble at any time.