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June 18, 2018
Misspelling errors

Multiple Errors Lead to White House Embarrassment

An article was recently release regarding the White House misspelling Theresa May’s name three times ahead of her meeting with President Trump. In our class, Accuracy in the Workplace, we teach specific data handling techniques for working with names and addresses…data that many organizations work with every day. Nearly 30% of class participants say people misspell their names on documents or emails. Has your name ever been misspelled in a document or transaction? Getting someone’s name correct is not only […]
June 16, 2018
WorkPlace Big Five Traits

What Is the Five Factor Model of Personality?

The WorkPlace Big Five Suite of Assessments uses a common language to identify and describe the individual traits that determine human behavior. The Five Factor Model is the core of the WorkPlace Big Five Profile and is considered the gold standard of personality measurement by psychologists and researchers. The WorkPlace Big Five is one of the most psychometrically valid and reliable instruments in the industry. There are thousands of scholarly articles on the five-factor model, supporting that this is a […]
June 14, 2018
Errors in labels

Error in Packaging Causes Health Concerns

Bayer mislabeled packaging of Alka Seltzer Plus products. This error could lead consumers to unintentionally ingest a product that they may have an allergy to, leading to an anaphylactic reaction. Some errors could cost an organization a lot of money…other errors could actually kill people. Although Bayer did the right thing by recalling the product, this mistake could have been avoided. Read the full article here. In Accuracy in the Workplace, we examine how much errors are costing your company […]
June 12, 2018
Five Factors of Personality

Five Factors of Personality

Development of the five factors of personality began in 1933 when Louis Thurston challenged a group of professionals to create a common language for describing personality. The goal of this challenge was to shrink the more than 18,000 words that described the individual differences in the English Dictionary. Since then, much research has been done on the vocabulary and the relationship between words and individuals to the the major categories used to describe personality. The five-factor model was shared in […]
June 8, 2018

Roles’ Refresh: The Power of the RACI Analysis

I recently pulled up alongside an impressive European sports car that couldn’t have been older than a few months. As the car accelerated from the stoplight, it seemed to hover on air and engulf the road ahead as if it were built on the pavement’s undulations and imperfections. A horn sounding from behind awoke me from my mesmerized stare, just as the feat of automotive excellence disappeared. I bring up this moment because it is such a powerful analogy to […]

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