The Checklist Manifesto

This is an old article dug up while coursing through the net.

I implemented the checklists in my department (with a fairly comprehensive list) but to ensure that we don’t miss anything out of oversight. I have faltered once or twice on that count and it was clearly because of lack of communication.

Please do read the book summary in the link below.

Checklists can be a powerful lever to make complex processes more collaborative by giving a common understanding. They are a defense against failure.

We are besieged by simple problems that are very appropriate for checklists.

Checklists aren’t static. They need to be revised over time. This is essential otherwise we are lulled into a false sense of lever pulling mediocrity.

Checklists can contain Communication prompts or be entirely oriented on communication.

via The Checklist Manifesto – Atul Gawande

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