Learning More by reflecting on your work: A Structured Review Process from Education
Peter Pappas wrote about the "reflective student" subtitled: "Dedicated to relinquishing responsibility for learning to the students." How does that relate to what we see going on in management - relinquishing responsibility for "management" to the worker/staff? Perhaps similarly as Peter Pappas has the student move to being a "reflective student" we would need to move the worker/staff to being a "reflective worker/staff."
The 6 Reflections
- What did I do? Did I get it done on time?
- What was important about what I did?
- Where could I use this again? Are their ways to adapt it to other projects?
- Did I see any patterns in what I did?Were the strategies, skills, and procedures I used effective for this project? What were the results of the approach I used - was it efficient, or could I have eliminated or reorganized steps?
- How well did I do? Did I do an effective job of communicating my work to others? What have I learned about my strengths and my areas in need of improvement? How am I progressing as a designer?
- What should I do next? How can I best use my strengths to improve?