Skip to main content

Continuous Improvement – The Secret of Self Improvement -Avontix

What is that we typically do for self-improvement? Set a large goal; try to accomplish that in the least possible time. At the outset, this seems perfectly alright but does not work in practicality. It often leads to exhaustion, frustration and failure. This pattern needs to change; instead, we should aim for simple path of continuous improvement by slowly fine-tuning our everyday behavior and habits. Continuous improvement means, making minor changes and adjustments in our everyday life with the anticipation of a remarkable change over a period of time.

It’s not that easy to believe that small changes can lead to big shifts of improvement because we can’t see any notable accomplishments on a daily basis, BUT IT WORKS. Minor alterations don’t show results at that particular point of time but add up over a period, hence, we can see the results only in the long run; in fact, it is possible that we may happen that we may not even recognize it initially.



How do we go about it?


  • Avoid mistakes: Even before we try to improve, we should focus on identifying our regular mistakes and avoid them to prevent a loss. We should understand that, better ourselves quickly, it’s essential to do fewer things properly than doing more things improperly. This should be done by focusing on - not doing what doesn’t work for us. For e.g. try to identify the mistakes you are doing regularly and eliminate them. (If you are sending your emails often to a wrong mail id, you need to resend it to get the work done which is duplicating your work. So, make sure you don’t send emails to the wrong mail id; that will be an improvement for you for the day)
  • Increase doing what works for you: Many times we tend to overlook our capabilities and ignore doing things that work for us because we don’t think they are trendy. We should note that every person is unique and what works for one may not work for others. So, we should identify the processes that bring consistency to our work and give us positive results. If making a schedule for the day and sticking to it works, then we should hang on to it. That makes us more productive and gives us a sense of accomplishment as we can manage time well while others may not.
  • Measure with what you already have: We should always try to do something a little more than what we have already done, rather than trying to do something we have never done. For e.g. think what you have done the previous day. If you have successfully cleared 2 files yesterday, just target 3 files today. Don’t set a target of 5 files which you can’t manage. This way, you can see a little improvement on a regular basis that adds up to bring a considerable improvement over a period of time.


We can bring a lot of improvement in our behavior, our work and our life by making some small adjustments in our everyday routine with continuous improvement.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

That’s Hilarious! Funny Must-Read Medical Transcription Errors!

Doctors every now and then come across some very critical bloopers from medical transcriptionists. Some of these can be downright funny! It’s common for transcription errors to creep in for various reasons like the dictation might not be clear, too many medical terms stuffed in, or misunderstanding at the transcriptionist’s end. Medical transcriptionists vary in experience and skill and may not be well versed with some medical terms. Here is a compilation of some very funny transcription mistakes you could note to avoid being on the receiving end of the laughter! 

   ·"Eyes and nose continue to be within normal limits" (I & O).    ·"History of sick as hell disease" (sickle cell)    ·"She was a bitch and grinned" (a bit chagrined).    ·"The last day the patient took their meds was for beaver."  (forever).    ·“49 year old occasional male”(Caucasian male).    ·“Borderline respectable pancreatic cancer”. (Resectable).    ·“Patient is alert and orien…

Role of Proofreading in Healthcare Documentation -Avontix

Picture courtesy: careeraddict.com
Medical transcription or healthcare documentation deals with the documentation of voice files which is prone to many errors due to the kind of work it involves. Healthcare documentation specialists have to listen to various physicians’ voice files with different accents and document them in a prescribed format. Often there are issues with the voice files regarding the background noises, the clarity in the physician’s speech etc. that give a challenge to the medical transcriptionist. Moreover, many people in healthcare documentation jobs work remotely without any immediate supervisor to rectify errors if there are any. This kind of work needs that the medical transcriptionist is independent, self-motivated and responsible towards the work being done. Being an indispensable part of the healthcare industry, the healthcare documentation specialists take pride in their jobs and work relentlessly for the accuracy and comprehensiveness of the documentation t…

Pointers for Accurate Healthcare Documentation -Avontix

One of the exciting and trending career options available for graduates is healthcare documentation that is also known as medical transcription. There is no dearth of opportunities in medical transcription jobs in Hyderabad as there are a good number of medical transcription companies here. Avontix is a good option for those who want to take up healthcare documentation in Hyderabad. For all those who want to excel in healthcare documentation here given are few tips.
Good typing skills help: One of the key requirements for medical transcription jobs is typing error-free with a good speed. Apart from regular typing skills, it is necessary that you learn and master the keyboard shortcuts and minimize the use of the mouse to accelerate your typing speed. It has to be remembered that typing fast with minimum errors is the key to success in this job. Hence, practicing typing without errors and without the need of deleting and re-typing is important.
Excel with listening: One of the pre-requi…