We all have too much to do today, and too little time to do it. I’m convinced this is a big contributing factor to sloppiness, although there are a growing number of people who just don’t give a damn.
I’ve noticed that more and more people fail to double-check their work. They don’t pay attention to the details. Words and names are spelled incorrectly and phone numbers and e-mail address are inaccurate. We inadvertently forget to copy people we should copy on emails and click “reply all “ once too often.
Waiters hand us inaccurate checks, we receive unsigned checks in the mail and we fail to check out all the potential pitfalls of a situation.
We react too quickly, think too little, and lose our focus. We don’t read documents to the end and we write them too fast in the first place.