Accuracy Asides

News, errors and accuracy gossip

A misplaced decimal point can kill you!

Posted: Feb. 1, 2017, 2:02 p.m.

Are errors keeping you awake at night? For a couple of sports science students at Northumbria University, a misplaced decimal point in a controlled experiment involving caffeine nearly ended in death, not just a sleepless night.


Resolving to reduce error in 2017

Posted: Jan. 4, 2017, 10:20 a.m.

The Japanese have a saying: Even monkeys fall from trees.
All human beings make mistakes – even your very best people. But not all mistakes are the same. And there are ways to prevent mistakes from happening. You can’t eradicate mistakes but it’s certainly possible to measurably reduce them.


Accuracy: the core skill they don’t teach you at school

Posted: Sept. 1, 2016, 7 a.m.

At school we learn to read, write and do arithmetic – amongst other things! But you never learn how to be accurate.


4 mistakes my solicitor made last week

Posted: Aug. 31, 2016, 10:52 a.m.

Last week my firm of solicitors sent me their letter of engagement to confirm some work I had asked them to do. The documents arrived in a very smart folder, which boasted on its front cover ‘exceptional client service, every time’.


Learning from mistakes

Posted: May 13, 2016, 4:56 p.m.

Master Accuracy Trainer Hugh Murray talks to Cambridge 105fm about learning from mistakes.


Accuracy training pays off with groups achieving 99% accuracy!

Posted: March 22, 2016, 2:52 p.m.

Developing an Eye for Accuracy delegates score error rates of under 1%


Accuracy myth

Posted: Feb. 12, 2016, 12:58 p.m.

"If you need me to be more accurate, I need more time"


Checking improved at Scottish Finance House

Posted: Nov. 24, 2015, 11:13 a.m.

Improved data checks bring big boost to productivity


New Ripple Effect Activity

Posted: Nov. 2, 2015, 9:06 a.m.

Our new Ripple Effect Activity highlights the effect and consequences of mistakes.


Are you on the ball like this lady?

Posted: Oct. 26, 2015, 11:59 a.m.

How ‘on the ball’ are you? Here’s a picture of our Accuracy Business Development colleague Lissa. She’s always on the ball...

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