Words of the Week – lessons learned


Reflecting on lessons learned (image: Krassy Can Do It)

Lessons learned, also called key learnings, happen at the end of a project, event, calendar year or fiscal year. Lessons learned provide an opportunity to reflect, and determine what was done well as well as what could be improved going forward. People present lessons learned at meetings or brainstorming sessions; you can also do them for personal review (e.g. after an interview).

A manager might say, “I want to get the ball rolling on 2010 Business Planning. Will you work with the Consumer Insights department to present the past year’s Lessons Learned?”

Author: Grayson Leverenz

Grayson Leverenz founded MBA in the USA® to help international students build networks, find jobs, and have fun in the USA. Hundreds of global professionals have benefited from Grayson’s intercultural workshops, and she has worked with people from Brazil, China, India, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, and the USA to build effective virtual teams and craft brilliant careers.

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