Who is this website for?
Anyone wishing to be more effective at work.
This website is for anyone who wishes to increase their effectiveness at work by working more efficiently, whether they work for themselves, a charity or a commercial organisation.
You are working effectively if you are doing the right things to achieve your aims and objectives. You are working efficiently if you are working in the best possible manner with the least waste of time and effort.
Provided you are doing the right things at work, the checklists on this website will help you to do them more efficiently so you should be more effective.
If surgeons need them ...
A few years ago, the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) ordered all hospitals in England and Wales to use checklists across the board. Research had shown that using a simple checklist during major operations cut deaths by more than 40% and complications by more than a third.
It seems that humans, however well educated and trained, tend to forget important steps in processes unless they have checklists.