Sunday, July 25, 2010

Improving Your Performance With Checklists

Laura Calloway, author of The Last Word, has written an article for the ABA's Law Practice magazine about how the use of checklists can improve your practice.

A very important take-away from this piece is that checklists result from thoughtful post-matter analysis and ongoing revision. Checklists are not just "to-do lists", but are works in progress reflecting key steps, pause points, possible problems and solutions, and input from all members of the team.

This piece was inspired by The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Done Right by Atul Gawande.