Author : Alexis Boase.
Published : Mon, Jan 14 2019 :12 PM.
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Checklists and to-do lists are often generalized. However, certain factors differentiate them and they have some unique features. The basic difference between the two lists lies in the fact that a checklist codifies the standard processes.
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.
People will always tend to forget things like tasks and appointments if they don’t have a certain guideline to follow. And in reality as people, there will always be a limitation to our capability of remembering things. Too much of anything is dangerous, and too much knowledge on something is just as harmful both to us and to people with whom we interact.
Discipline checklists: These checklists contain all the activities that are to be carried out in a step-by-step manner. For instance, you want to invest your money somewhere and want to ensure that there are no mistakes. The checklist contains all the steps that need to be taken in a systematic manner. You need these lists when you want to perform something in a calm state of mind.