Stop to reflect for better results
1 Jan 1970
Stopping to reflect during a project may seem to slow down progress, but research shows it pays. Very few companies give their employees time for reflection, especially when competitive pressures are escalating. Usually the imperative is to work harder. But new research discussed in the Harvard Business School Working Knowledge series demonstrates the value of reflection in helping people do a better job. Reflecting on what you’ve done teaches you to do it better next time. What’s more, the act of documenting the lessons learnt, both during and at the completion of a project, is even more effective.