We often spend time reviewing how a project went AFTER it is done, often called a post-mortem. What if we reversed the process to prepare more thoroughly BEFORE we even begin?
Daniel Kahneman, the brilliant psychologist and author of books like Thinking Fast, and Slow, recommends a wonderfully simple technique that teams can use when they are about to embark on a large project or decision.
Premortems are a safe and easy method to surface obstacles or considerations before wheels go into motion. You can save time and avoid challenges or even come up with creative ideas that may have been missed.
About the Author: Leigh Ann Rodgers, Founder of Better Teams and the Forward, community, is an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator with 20 years of experience in the human development field. Leigh Ann is a skilled meeting facilitator, trainer, and coach working across the globe to help leaders cultivate teams that are happy and high-performing.
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