Accuracy Asides

News, errors and accuracy gossip

Getting 2021 right

Posted: Jan. 3, 2021, 12:33 p.m.

2021 is a far cry from 2012. In this short article, we explore how two transposed digits make the world of difference to a year. Accuracy matters whatever year we’re in, and whatever the mood of the nation. And this year it’s particularly tricky.


Tech Check: Overcoming technical issues in your virtual workshops

Posted: Nov. 3, 2020, 4:42 p.m.

Encountering technology hiccups or horrors in your virtual workshops? In this short article, we share practical ideas for overcoming technical issues.
4-minute read


Transitioning from Classroom to Screen Delivery:10 Lessons from Experience

Posted: Oct. 1, 2020, 6 a.m.

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for change. It has sped up changes that were already afoot and made them a stark reality. And nowhere is that more evident in the world of learning and development than in the rush to move from classroom-based training to virtual online workshops.


Distracted, Disrupted, Forgetful and Fraught…

Posted: Aug. 1, 2020, midnight

Being forgetful is part of being human. In this 4-minute article we look at how distractions and disruptions lead us to forget those items on our ‘To Do’ list.


Finding it hard to focus? Here's how to concentrate

Posted: May 1, 2020, 12:31 p.m.

What barriers to concentration are you facing right now? Whether you’re working remotely from home, or a keyworker busy keeping things going elsewhere, the Covid-19 pandemic presents us with new challenges to our concentration skills. We’re being distracted by the abnormality, not to mention the worry, of it all. This new 4-minute read article gives you 8 tips for staying focused in these unprecedented times.


How to work accurately in abnormal times

Posted: April 16, 2020, 2:56 p.m.

Paying attention to detail is difficult at the best of times. Now we all have the added mental distractions of uncertainty and worry, plus the physical distractions of either working from home or in abnormal workplaces. This article sets out to share some practical tips to help you concentrate and to pay attention to detail, even in difficult circumstances.


Working in Uncertain Times: Maintaining a Sense of Purpose and Wellbeing

Posted: April 1, 2020, 6 a.m.

The Covid-19 pandemic presents us with change and uncertainty on an unprecedented scale. In this short article, Catherine de Salvo relates the messages of the Scott Bradbury video 'Working in Uncertain Times' to the challenges we all face in the current coronavirus emergency.


Tell me, what mistakes did you make today?

Posted: March 1, 2020, 10:38 a.m.

If you’re human, you sometimes make mistakes. That’s OK if you learn from them. And it’s even better if you talk about them. If errors are embraced as learning opportunities, everyone benefits. Errors which feed into a process of continuous improvement are invaluable - and when organisational cultures make that clear, people will want to own up when things go wrong.


11 Ways To Stop Your People Making Mistakes And Improve Their Accuracy

Posted: Feb. 18, 2020, 4:12 p.m.

If you want to increase efficiency, boost productivity and save your organisation money, look no further than this short article. I share genuinely useful tips and ideas with you to help your people get it right first time, every time.


Preventing Mistakes in Your Emails

Posted: Jan. 31, 2020, 4:13 p.m.

At Scott Bradbury we’re fascinated by accuracy. And error. On my computer, I have a folder where I store examples of the mistakes I encounter as I go about my work. Each week, without fail, my email in-box is a little treasure trove of them. And I dutifully add them to my ‘hoard’. In this month’s featured short article, Catherine de Salvo explores tips for writing accurate and effective email messages.

Accuracy Asides is the name of our accuracy blog

You get to hear about our latest accuracy course results, the real-life 'bloomers' which come to our attention and all the latest news and juicy gossip about errors! We share accuracy tips and advice too.