How to have better attention to detail:
This poster on “paying attention to detail” is a great focal point for any team’s Toolbox Talk programme. The information below will guide you into the discussion. It will make sure that the important points around this topic are covered.
Ways to have better attention to detail are constantly being looked for – because of the value that is found in the detail.
As a manager or professional, when you pay attention to detail you are actually managing and taking care of many things – risk and cost, your personal image and your professionalism.
You build trust and credibility because you pay attention to details.
It is important for your team to develop their “attention to detail” skills so that they can manage work-related risks, costs, trust and credibility.
The first way to start practising your “attention to detail” skills – so that they become a habit is to get the small things right. Keep spot-checking the details of the job you are doing, and watch for errors.
Examples of “small things” would be:
- The correct prices
- Correct names
- Great spelling and grammar
- The correct formatting
- and so on…
Do it right the first time.
Another habit you need to improve on when paying attention to detail, is to ask yourself the question – “What is not normal with what I am observing?” This can relate to your work environment or your personal life. This small activity develops your ability to pay attention to detail because it stimulates more than just the common things the eye’s think they are seeing.
Holistically speaking, you want to create a work environment where paying attention to detail is encouraged – Limit distractions/plan in advance/ avoid overloading/ask for help.
To re-cap, the skill of paying attention to detail is of high value to you.
It manages risks and costs. Being good at paying attention to detail contributes well to your personal professional image.
The good news is -it is a skill that can be developed – make it a habit to do things right the first time, especially the “everyday” things.
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What are Toolbox Talks?
Toolbox talks are informal but regular meetings that focus on topics related to a specific job or workplace requirement. Designed to be 20 minutes or less, these meetings are also regular in nature. They play an important role in building skills, team, productivity, and understanding.
The Toolbox Talk meetings are:
- Conducted onsite.
- Before workday begins.
- Once a week.
- For all levels of employees.
- By their supervisors or managers.
Our range of toolbox talk posters helps you in preparing for these meetings without too much effort. Simply purchase and download the poster, then discuss it with your team at your next toolbox talk meeting.