Attention to detail is the level of care, accuracy and thoroughness applied to a task. The following are illustrative examples.
PreparationPreparation such as a mechanic who carefully lays out their tools before beginning a repair.
Planning a task before you begin such as creating a checklist for a maintenance procedure. Designing things before you create them such as a software developer who develops a software design before they write any code.
PracticePracticing a task before you begin. For example, rehearsing a speech as opposed to winging it.
Paying careful attention to what you say or write to convey your ideas with color and conviction and minimize the chance of being misunderstood.Listening with intent to understand, including reading the emotion and body language of the speaker.The level of care that you apply to a task. For example, a pilot who intensely concentrates when they land an aircraft such that they are immune to distraction.
The degree of accuracy that you include in your work such as a news article that states that Antarctic ice sheets lost "2,720 ± 1,390 billion tonnes of ice between 1992 and 2017" as opposed to "Antarctica is quickly melting." Identifying, analyzing and quantifying risk as opposed to making broad and general statements such as "this is risky" or "this is a bad idea that will fail."
Working to improve something towards a state of perfection. For example, a designer who views a mobile device as a work of art that should instantly spark passion in the customer.
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