What do test pilots, surgeons, architects and lawyers all have in common? They all turn to one simple tool to make them more efficient: the humble checklist.
Humble, yet with exponentially more power than a classic to-do list.
Renowned surgeon and author Atul Gawande explored how breaking down complex processes into boxes to be ticked off on a list can save lives and stop something as significant as buildings collapsing.
Our practical half-day workshop, as part of the Leadership Academy, will show how Gawande’s simple solution of using a checklist can be incorporated into your business flow to take operational efficiency to a whole new level.
Crucially they guard against failure – even for experienced leaders – in a vast range of industries and circumstances.
Even the most complex tasks, such as the building of a modern skyscraper, open heart surgery and flying a commercial airliner have been shown to benefit greatly from the use of checklists.
We’ll break down the how with participants’ real-life examples so as they can craft a bespoke set of checklists to take back to the workplace, and explore ideas for sharing this powerful technique with their teams.