This course will help you improve your overall attention to detail and accuracy by using some essential planning and attention improving techniques. The programme is highly participative, combining the presentation of theory together with sharing experiences and individual and group exercises
The course is highly participative, combining the presentation of theory, sharing experience and individual and group exercises.
Key Benefits of Attending
Correcting errors can be time consuming and expensive. This course is designed to improve performance through improving accuracy and attention in the workplace. It will focus on increasing awareness of the impact of mistakes and will have a focus on learning approaches and techniques to improve accuracy, and hence improve efficiency and effectiveness.
It will help you:
- Understand the psychology of attention to detail in day-to-day work
- Understand the psychology of attention and accuracy
- Learn how to improve your attention space and accuracy
- Discuss how to improve focus and concentration and improve performance
* Please note, events may be cancelled due to commercial or organisational reasons. In this case Research and Markets will refund all registration fees which have already been paid. Research and Markets will not refund any charges arising from the participant having to cancel or re-book transportation or accommodation which he or she has arranged.
Introduction and Objectives
- Understanding the importance of accuracy and attention to detail and the impact of making mistakes and errors
- Discussion of examples of issues and sharing tips on what works well to stay focused and prevent errors to improve performance
- Common errors and what causes us to make them
Brief Overview of the Psychology of Attention
- The different theories of attention are the capacity theory, the mental bottleneck (filter) theory and selective attention
- Personality types and how this influences the mistakes we make, eg “Insights colours”, “Belbin”
- Diagnostic for assessing attention
Techniques, Tips and Tools to Help Reduce Errors in Working
- Maximising energy levels (e.g. 2 minute break-time, diet, lifestyle, doing something physical)
- Exercises to improve attention fitness – practice improving attention span using brain games/training
- Discussion considerations for reducing errors by optimising storage processes, labelling, visibility, organization, technology as an enabler
- Identification of your personal areas of strength and areas for improvement following the course
Dr Laura Brown,
Pharmaceutical Management and Training Consultant ,
University of Cardiff
Dr Laura Brown MBA, BSc (Biochemistry), BSc (Psychology), PhD, Diploma in Clinical Science, FICR, is a Pharmaceutical Management and Training Consultant, Course Director for the MSc in Clinical Research at the University of Cardiff, and MSc Regulatory Affairs, TOPRA.
She has more than 19 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry and has worked for several companies, including GlaxoWellcome, Hoechst Marion Roussel, Farmitalia and Phoenix International. She has worked in Drug Development, Clinical Research, Quality Assurance and Marketing. Laura has a particular expertise in Clinical Research and GCP issues. She was Chairman of the ACRPI GCP Forum for six years. She regularly writes on clinical research issues and ICH GCP, is author of SCRIP’s GCP guide and is a member of the editorial board of the Board of the Good Clinical Practice Journal. In addition to her scientific qualifications, she has a degree in psychology and an MBA.
Laura is co-author of several books on management including Developing the Individual, The Ultimate Book of Business Skills and Pharmaceutical Project Management.
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