What are Lessons Learned?
After a project, new intervention or big piece of work it is vital that the learning (both successes and challenges) be captured, stored and made findable for others so the same mistakes aren’t repeated and the good outcomes replicated.
How can LKS create share Lessons Learned and what are the benefits?
Lessons Learned and good practice stories take many forms whether it be a bulletin, case studies or a database. Depending upon the time/ resource you have your input can vary from signposting to existing good practice repositories such as eWIN and NHS Fab Stuff, to creating lessons learned bulletins or managing an organisational database of good practice. Encouraging the sharing of lessons learned helps avoid the same mistakes being made and reminds staff to consult the evidence base – good practice stories also showcase the great work within an organisation.
Knowledge Management goals achieved:
- Connecting people to best practice
- Sharing learning
Knowledge Management stories
Note on using the calendar:
The calendar is a PowerPoint slide deck. When you view the slideshow it becomes interactive. Click the door number once to reveal the cartoon behind, and then click the cartoon to reveal the tool. To go back to the calendar when you have opened a door click the image in the bottom right of the slide. You can view the doors in any order and view the next tool by clicking on anywhere in the slide.