Attention to Detail

Without attention to detail, success in the corporate arena is unlikely.

Everyone can improve their attention to detail skills. The brain is an amazing organ. It functions much like a muscle. When a person exercises a muscle, the muscle becomes stronger and toned. Just like a muscle gets stronger with a workout, people can exercise their brains and improve attention to detail.

Ultimately, the key to quality in every aspect of our lives is doing little things correctly — all the time, every time, — so that each action produces a quality result.

Behavioural Indicators of Attention to Detail

  • Provides accurate, consistent numbers on all paperwork
  • Provides information in a useable form and on a timely basis to others who need to act on it
  • Maintains a checklist, schedule, calendar, etc. to ensure that small details are not overlooked
  • Follows policies, procedure, safety and security measures in using various equipment
  • Work requires little or no checking
  • Writes down important details in messages or communications so the details are not lost or forgotten 

Course Content:

  • Learning analytical thinking strategies and principles that will strengthen your understanding of problems and your ability to reach decisions that are defendable, properly aligned to available resources, and considerate of all stakeholders.
  • Preventing “leaks” in your “attention bucket”
  • Investing attention on areas that offer the highest returns
  • Learning when it is important to Sweat the Small Stuff
  • Learning how to manage your time so as to have the time to pay attention to detail
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Problem solving
  • Doing exercises that raise awareness of detail