Debriefs are a quick, yet powerful experiential learning tool for enhancing team performance. During a debrief, team members reflect upon a recent experience, discuss what went well and identify opportunities for improvement. They attempt to build a common understanding (e.g., about work challenges, team member responsibilities, how best to handle a situation) and establish agreements to ensure future success. Research shows that well-conducted debriefs consistently boost performance.
In this White Paper, we describe the science behind debriefing and provide information about who uses them. We share the common challenges that can emerge and how to ensure your debriefs are effective, and we highlight our research-driven, web-based team debriefing tool, DebriefNow. Download the White Paper.