The checklist manifesto: A strategy for overcoming failure? Yes!

The checklist manifesto: A strategy for overcoming failure? There is such a strategy.

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Elena Mariel

Senior Success Consultant for hospitality & retail

4 July, 2016

After discovering “The checklist Manifesto” one can be aware of the amount of information to be processed, collected and analyzed pretending the things turns out well. Nowadays, all rely on systems that are sets of people, technology or both, and among our greatest difficulties is to make them work.

Errors haunt us in all aspects, subtleties that escape from us, the knowledge that we overlook and routine mistakes, the book’s author, makes an analysis on the cause of these errors and wonders if it is possible to reduce or dismiss them.

Everyday situations that require businesses to adapt their methods to address these avoidable errors.

The author summarizes them in this way;

The checklist manifesto: A strategy for overcoming failure? There is such a strategy.

Here is our situation at the start of the twenty-first century: We have accumulated stupendous know-how. We have put it in the hands of some of the most highly trained, highly skilled, and hardworking people in our society. And, with it, they have indeed accomplished extraordinary things. Nonetheless, that know-how is often unmanageable. Avoidable failures are common and persistent, not to mention demoralizing and frustrating, across many fields—from medicine to finance, business to government. And the reason is increasingly evident: the volume and complexity of what we know has exceeded our individual ability to deliver its benefits correctly, safely, or reliably. Knowledge has both saved us and burdened us.

That means we need a different strategy for overcoming failure, one that builds on experience and takes advantage of the knowledge people have but somehow also makes up for our inevitable human inadequacies. And there is such a strategy—though it will seem almost ridiculous in its simplicity, maybe even crazy to those of us who have spent years carefully developing ever more advanced skills and technologies. It is a checklist.

– Atul Gawande (The checklist manifesto)

Iristrace helps several sectors in their preventive inspections and process controls, demonstrating Atul Gawande’s words, thus becoming a powerful prevention system.

The keys of its use are:

  • Collecting what we know about the problem/situation in a fast and simple way.
  • Processes and inspections are validated by absolutely everyone involved.

The technology increases our capabilities and Iristrace helps with the digital integration in all sectors, offering flexibility in adaptation and stiffness in the process to be performed.

If you want to improve your results and reduce errors, try something different. Try Iristrace.

We know the patterns. We see the costs. It’s time to try something else. Try a checklist.

Atul Gawande,

The checklist manifesto: A strategy for overcoming failure? There is such a strategy.

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