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But wouldn’t internal reflection by itself be sufficient to boost performance? “My speculation would be that writing things down would be more beneficial as the act of writing imposes a discipline on us to stay focused,” says paper co-author Brad Staats, an associate professor of operations at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Reflection forced people to process their days, find patterns and link actions. Some people might think the experiment focused on the successes of the day, but Staats says the parameters of the experiment when explained to the journaling employees didn’t specify giving the reflections a positive or negative slant.
“What we wanted was for them to reflect more on whatever they thought was most important from the day,” Staats explains. “The positive/negative point is a great question, but not one we looked at here. In other research, Francesca and I have explored how individuals struggle to learn from failure, but when they accept internal responsibility for their actions then they learn from failure.”
One notion of the reason of the writing habit helps is that contemplations streaming within your mind about your day unexpectedly developed important and thoughtful catalysts for alteration by thinking them over, and review and writing them down. “Reflection on experience and learning facilitates deep processing, which allows you to retain information for a long time — as opposed to simply cramming it in your brain and promptly forgetting it after the test,” says career coach George A. Boyd.
Even though taking a fraction of time out of the work day, basically working less than the control group, the fresh spreading of energy concerning reflection deeply impacted performance. Even Staats was astonished by how much of a change the application made.
“I thought reflection might help a bit, but I didn’t expect it to make such a meaningful impact on performance,” Staats said. “These people weren’t spending extra time at work — they were spending 15 minutes less on training each day so they could reflect, however by reallocating their time in such a small way we see a significant, positive impact on performance.”
Turn into writing a habit could be an undemanding way to both collect your attitudes and be an improved employee, however it is likewise a tough habit to implement and preserve constantly. “In talking to people, one of the real challenges with reflection is finding the discipline to maintain it,” warning given by Staats. “That means people need to find ways to continue the practice — whether that is blocking your calendar, finding an accountability partner who might also reflect at the same time, or something else that works well for you.”