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Solving Organizational Resistance to Checklists

No blog series on checklists can be complete without addressing the potential resistance to using checklists. It’s one thing for you to be convinced of the merits of checklists, but if your colleagues don’t think they’re a clever idea, then you’re going to have a struggle on your hands. We need to look at some […]

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How ‘Experts’ can be the Biggest Obstacle to Using Checklists

Sure, there are some obstacles to using checklists which we’ve touched on in the preceding blogs. But the far biggest obstacle to their successful implementation is the ‘expert’ who’s offended at the thought of ever needing a checklist. That ‘expert’ can be anyone in the organization. The expert will give any number of reasons checklists are a […]

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Checklists don’t work….do they? Why Checklists Work

Here are 10 reasons why implementing checklists work in your business’s operations: 1 – Because everyone already knows what we need to do! You may think that everyone knows what to do because they’ve done it a hundred times before. But even though we’ve told them what to do, people often don’t listen and frequently […]

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6 Steps to Creating a Checklist

We’ve talked about Atul Gawande before and his book ‘The Checklist Manifesto’ and, at this early stage in our blog series on checklists, we think it’s worth hammering home some of the points he makes. Boeing, NASA, and other large organizations have entire teams dedicated to creating checklists. Fortunately, you can capture significant improvements using checklists […]

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A checklist for checklists? ….why not?

We’ve previously blogged about Atul Gawande’s The Checklist Manifesto which is a great help for the medical sector. We suggest you make familiarize yourself with it, but here is a great ‘ a checklist for checklists’ that’ll help you get started in whichever industry you’re in. Just use this as a clear, simple, and general […]

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Where to Start with Checklists?

Before we get into the detail of industry-specific checklists and the issues involved in their design and operation we should remind you about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. OSHA’s role is to assure the safety and health of America’s workers […]

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Do you need help working with checklists?

Do you need help working with checklists? Do you struggle to design the right checklists for your business? – Talk to us and see how we can help, for free*! We can help you find templates to use, ‘sense-check’ the templates you think you’d like to use, or even design new templates from scratch – […]

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