Does the idea of workplace reflection cause you anxiety or concern? How would the team of people you work with react to time spent in such discussions? Chelsea Logan's helpful article provides several links to help guide your workforce through positive self-reflection, which can bring benefits to individuals and their team.
"Reflection is more than a self-help tool—it’s a way to help you and your team flourish in the workplace. Practicing. reflection has been shown to help develop leaders and strengthen teams. Consider the following:
- Creating a habit of reflection “can separate extraordinary professionals from mediocre ones.”
- People who spent 15 minutes at the end of their work day reflecting performed better after 10 days than those who didn’t.
- Reflection increases self-awareness, a quality necessary for effective leadership.
Reflection has proven to be a useful tool to aid growth in the workplace. So why don’t we do it more? We can often associate reflection with criticism, assuming it serves only to show us our weak spots or how we need to improve. But when reflection turns negative it can lead to rumination, which can have undesireable side effects like anxiety, emotional exhaustion, and sleep deprivation."
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