A major Scottish finance house reported a big boost to productivity from a simple idea emerging from our accuracy programme. Before the training they found that a second checker was influenced by ticks made by a previous checker. As a direct result of the course, they changed their checking method so that each checker received an unmarked copy of the work. In the words of our client, “you wouldn’t believe how much this has improved our checking”. How to check data accurately is one of the key themes in Developing an Eye for Accuracy.
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Imagine the scene: a group of people from different organisations, brought together to discuss ways of reducing data error. In the group are three or four payroll professionals. If you were one of them, what examples would you have of things that have gone wrong with your payroll? How about, continuing to pay someone long after they’ve left? Starting a new employee on the wrong salary? Paying part-time staff full-time rates? You undoubtedly have your own horror stories of things that have gone wrong, despite your clever payroll software, which promised to eliminate mistakes!
It’s not always easy to ask for help. In this short article, Alice Thynne shows how using the ideas from one of the WATCH & GO videos, she approached her mum-in-law for much needed assistance.
I’m ashamed to say the first thing I did this morning, and do every morning, is look at my mobile phone. Sound familiar? Research from this time last year by the UK’s regulator, Ofcom, reported that 40% of people check their phone within five minutes of waking up. Something tells me this figure is unlikely to have changed.