Checklists? You mean those lists I prepare each day that don’t do anything to help my productivity?No, it’s not that kind of checklist I’m talking about.
Are those the Checklists you mean?
Or … do you mean those checklists airline pilots use to keep me from getting killed?
Now, those I like. I like the ones that keep doctors from getting me killed, too.
Checklists are invaluable
In the Value of Checklists, I discussed The Checklist Manifesto, a book by Atul Gwande inspired by issues found in operating rooms, but expanded to the many areas where simple checklists enhance productivity and eliminate errors and oversights.