I recently read a fascinating book, The Checklist Manifesto, by Atul Gawande. He’s a surgeon and associate professor at Harvard Medical School, and championed the use of checklists in
operating rooms all over the world for the World Health Organization. It is an interesting read and makes a strong case that using checklists keep the best of us from forgetting or
overlooking things in the heat of the moment.
I’ve used checklists for years – including checklists for friends’ birthdays, packing, travel, preparing for Christmas, things to buy, year-end to do’s, etc. – and they have saved me so much time and angst. You should try checklists if you don’t already.
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