Most of us just go through the flow without thinking twice about what we learned from our experiences. I know it takes a little more time to stop and assess situations, but it is so worth it.
When you debrief…
- You learn what questions are important to ask.
- You learn to pay more attention to what you really accomplished.
- You learn to take time to celebrate your achievements.
- You learn what to do different for the next time around.
- You learn that you can work smarter and harder at the same time and accomplish more than you ever thought you could.
And that is just a few reasons you should take the time to debrief.
Not only you will benefit from debriefing, but your entire team will. You can even apply this principle to your home life as well. Teaching yourself to stop to think and change direction if needed increases future productivity and will get you back on track. Planning ahead is the first step, but after that you really do need a time of discussion. Debriefing brings value because you can’t always see everything before fully jumping in, no matter how great you become at planning ahead.
How good are you at stopping to think about what you have actually learned? Is this a common practice for you? You can leave your comment below.