Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Useful Operational Note

Ugh. Another book as recommended by the Freakonomics blog, to add to my ever overflowing booklist: Atul Gawande's The Checklist Manifesto. What piqued my curiosity:

The book’s main point is simple: no matter how expert you may be, well-designed check lists can improve outcomes (even for Gawande’s own surgical team). The best-known use of checklists is by airplane pilots. Among the many interesting stories in the book is how this dedication to checklists arose among pilots.
Definitely in line with one of the many things I've been thinking about lately.

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