Anonymity: The Key to Honest Communication

Creating an effective workspace in a remote work environment is no easy task. This is especially true for conducting retrospectives – important feedback sessions in agile teams. To ensure that every team member feels heard, anonymity in expressing thoughts and voting plays a crucial role. Let's understand why.

Why It's Important

In one IT company during a retrospective, employees anonymously pointed out the problem of interpersonal conflicts.

In a young startup, the introduction of anonymous voting for innovative ideas led to the selection of a successful project.

When Can Anonymity Be Overlooked?

Despite all the advantages, there are times when anonymity is not so important, for example, when publicly acknowledging the successes of colleagues.