Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
It’s the little things that people appreciate the most. That’s what keeps people come back to the same restaurants and bars. The small things add subconsciously to the atmosphere of every location. People would rather be somewhere with colorful plants and tasteful artwork than a boring room with no windows.
Attention to detail can open up new space for creativity, for little tweaks and amendments, small changes and a spark of perfection which can make all the difference for an outstanding work. Sometimes in a highly competitive work environment the little nuances can be, what will make your project stand out, shine and be proof of your passion about the work you are doing.
Attention to detail is the ability to achieve thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task. It involves questioning, probing, understanding, and learning, knowing what details to pay attention to. Great managers pay a lot of attention to the right details.
Attention to detail and micromanagement are really quite different. Attention to detail always raises the performance of everyone involved. Since it is characterized by share learning and development, each party improves their performance and ability to contribute. Micromanagement is completely the opposite. It is not about learning, it is not about development, and is usually driven by lack of trust and respect.
“Details matter” is the philosophy of many successful people such as Steve Jobs, who understand the value of the small things. In order to achieve something great in life, he believed you must take small steps to get there. That means never settling for less than the best.
Summing-up: One of the most important things you can do is pay attention to details because it’s the details that make huge differences in results and outcomes.