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You don't have time for reflection, but maybe you should make time

More juiciness from the recent Harvard working paper we referred to last week:

Though some organizations are increasingly relying on some group reflection (e.g., “after-action reports”), there has been almost no effort to encourage individuals to reflect, and people often fail to engage in self-reflection themselves. Though reflection entails the high opportunity cost of one’s time, we argue and show that reflecting after completing tasks is no idle pursuit: it can powerfully enhance the learning process. Learning, we find, can be augmented if one deliberately focuses on thinking about what one has been doing. [Our research shows] a significant performance differential when comparing learning-by-doing alone to learning-by-doing coupled with reflection....