Author : Evie Mackerras.
Published : Mon, Dec 17 2018 :7 PM.
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Checklists are of different types. You need to choose the right kind of list to ensure that the work is optimized and the right formatting is done.
You will find lists of new employees, materials to be packed and products scheduled to arrive in these lists. To do lists describe standard business processes. These lists help to list up the activities to be done during a certain time, for instance, items to be packed before an outing.
Electronic checklists are also in vogue these days, where you can use a tick or select option to mark the items that you have already taken a note of. These are available in the printed version as well. To do lists also serve similar functions.
Troubleshooting checklist: When you need judgement-oriented checklists, you can use troubleshooting checklists. These lists are less technical in nature. Suppose, the engine of your car is not starting. There is a list of probable causes in the list, and you need to check out these factors to ensure that the car will get started. A troubleshooting checklist is commonly used when there is a problem regarding your work, and you want to fix the trouble by going through the list. It has to be based on your judgment.
When it comes to creating a checklist, first visualize the program or project you have before you. This way, you will have an idea of what tasks are to be completed to finish the project. As you start framing the list, try to maintain a proper sequence. It means you should start with the first task to be done and then list down the other tasks in a sequential manner till the concluding task.