Booze and Books: The Checklist Manifesto (Atul Gawande)

By Elana Harari

What do these three industries have in common?

  • Medical
  • Aviation
  • Construction

If you answered that they run base on checklists, you’d be right! This is not as boring as it sounds.

In hospitals, checklists were introduced so that the nurses could have a level of leadership while talking about the process, not the action.

In aviation, checklists are utilised for communication purposes so that of two pilots, experience means more than rank, and checklisted actions are linked to timely position.

In construction, there have two checklists – one for the planned steps for the project, and one for the additional steps that are added in along the way. (Plaster didn’t turn up? Timings and processes have to be updated).

Cards on the table: the internal Loud Days department is run by operational systems and processes, so this book is a favourite of our CEO.

It’s an easy read (if you like this sort of thing!) and one that is highly recommended for anyone who just loves the inner workings of business.

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