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SELF-HELP

MAKE USE OF CHECKLISTS

Patrick Forsyth

The idea

To avoid those pauses for thought—How does this go?—and, more important, to remove the necessity to do something again or the cost or inconvenience of not having it complete, consider the role of checklists.

Even a tiny number of cases of uncertainty may make more checklists something that will save time.

In practice

   Consider an example: many companies have a form that is completed when a sales inquiry is received. Completing such a form ...

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