Monday, August 25, 2008

Important Intervals

I learnt a while back that one should always put a good interval between modifications of documents.

There was a time my managers kept throwing me back my documents, pointing out really dumb errors on my part. And I was stumped. Haven't I checked and rechecked?

And then I realised that if the time between one doc-check and another is too short, your mind sees what it wants to see i.e. a near-perfect document(!)

So the next time you complete a proposal/report at 1pm, if time permits, do NOT audit the document until 4-5pm, when your head's cooled down.

Better yet, if the bosses are breathing down your neck to get it in by 1.30, get someone else to check it.

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