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Sparring can dramatically improve your work. Does your team do it regularly? Edited

Kristen Roth Atlassian Team Jan 20, 2021

Want to produce better work? Allow it to be challenged. 

The thought of sharing work in progress and asking for feedback can be scary. It’s a vulnerable situation to put yourself in... and what if it ends up creating more work? We don’t have to wonder why seeking feedback isn’t always at the forefront of our minds. But it should be.

Sparring with our teams and coworkers gives us a chance to gather quick, honest feedback, within a structured and safe setting. While receiving critical feedback can be tough, we have to remember, it isn’t personal. Sparring is about improving your work with people who want to help.

(An example of a team Sparring remotely! ⬇️)


Is sparing something you regularly do with your team? If not, would you consider it? Let us know!

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Sandesh Shetty Community Leader Jan 20, 2021

@Kristen Roth 

This is a cool idea!! We will include this in our workflow!!

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Kristen Roth Atlassian Team Jan 21, 2021

Let us know how it goes, @Sandesh Shetty! Here's to better work! 🙌


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