Why Project Debriefs Are Important
By Laura Townson
I think it goes without saying, that when it comes to our work, many of us are fearful of the mistakes we make and the repercussions they may cause. But mistakes don’t necessarily need to be perceived as failures, provided we find value in them; and the most obvious way to achieve this, is by learning from every mistake we make.
More often than not, organizations overlook this integral step in project management. Whether it is due to time constraints, worries of offending one’s colleagues, or perhaps the lack of knowledge on how to conduct an effective debriefing meeting, we miss out on the opportunity to evaluate our performance and learn how we can enhance and improve our approach in future endeavours.
When done properly, debriefing can harvest invaluable information about how to progress in the future, thus helping an organization sustain growth and overcome challenges. Read the Complete Article