Friday, July 9, 2010

Step 6 - Consequences

You may have reached this stage with a successful outcome in terms of reaching a developmental goal, but that success may be for naught if the proper time isn’t taken to work through this stage. Before moving on, acknowledging what has (or hasn’t) been accomplished is essential. If the goal has been accomplished, make sure the desired rewards are delivered and celebrate the achievement. If efforts have fallen short, take a hard look at what didn’t go right and consider the consequences. Either way, an accounting of the process needs to take place and the appropriate outcomes delivered. This provides closure to the process and sets the stage for subsequent development efforts.

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