by Honolulu Mother
Atul Gawande now has a book out based on his 2007 New Yorker article on the use of checklists in medicine, piloting, and other fields:
His basic take is that although those doing complex work are reluctant to adopt a tool so simple as a checklist, they have proved a very worthwhile way to reduce costly errors and improve outcomes.
Do you use checklists for work or home tasks, or do you create checklists for others to use? How helpful do you find them?