What is the recipe for success? There may not be a simple, single recipe for success. But if you come to know that some very renowned and experienced restaurateurs use simple checklists religiously every single day, while cooking their recipes. After reading eminent doctor -writer Atul Gawande's book,"The Checklist Manifesto" you get convinced that making simple but clear checklists is an effective way to enhance accuracy of the complex task on hand. Each successful task leads to overall bigger success. And you can use checklists for any industry, service or any simple task as well.
Checklists Help You Not To Miss A Critical Step of Your Tasks
Full of real life examples and views of many industry experts: Dr.Atul emphasizes with true life examples that simple checklists can enhance the success percentage of even most experienced professionals and almost in all industries. Dr. Atul talks to renowned experts from construction, restaurant, aviation, and even stock market. He clearly establishes the fact that simple checklists help in “not missing” any critical but seemingly simple step of a daily task or even a large project.
Dr. Atul describes with many real-life examples, how a simple lapse can cause a disaster. He also convinces you how the use of checklists has saved situations and even lives in many instances. The book, with many real life examples, also emphasizes on importance of team work.
Atul draws examples from many parts of the world, especially describing a checklist project he worked for WHO (World Health Organization).
Many Industries Can Make Use of Checklist Concept
Checklists are effective in almost all industries: Not only restaurateurs but you realize while reading the book that construction industry, aviation industry, medical fraternity and even financial experts in the stock market have been using simple but effective checklists in their complex work. Their aim is simple: ”to ensure all critical steps or procedures are adhered to while performing their work”. The book, “The Checklist Manifesto” by Dr. Atul Gawande, is a different and interesting book, that convinces you of importance of “checklists” in your daily work.
How to make an effective checklist: Atul also describes in detail what a good checklist is and what is not and discusses how to make an effective checklist. Atul takes a deep dive into why initially many people are not much in favor of making and following checklists.
The book itself is an example of a dedicated professional in all respects: An aspect that appeals you when reading the book is about Atul himself. His willingness to give best service in his profession to his patients, his approach of deeply analyzing a subject by studying events even in other professions, and taking pains to meet the renowned experts from all professions is simply worth reading. The book is a living example of executing a project or service in the most excellent manner possible.
After reading the book, you will seriously get thinking on making a checklist of your own for your daily professional or even personal work.
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