Going too fast at work
March 6, 2012 6:46 PM Subscribe
I get data review and entry work done extremely fast with no discernible lack of quality. But, I also have a persistent feeling I'm doing things wrong or missing important details. How to fix this?
posted by reenum to Work & Money (10 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I have a position where I review contracts and then enter relevant details into a database. The expected time for us to get a contract read and entered is supposed to be 1-2 hours. I've been getting them done in 15-20 minutes. I've also had this happen at other jobs.
My mind seems to instinctively look for shortcuts or ways to work faster. In the past, I have had some issues with missing key details. Those things happened because I would listen to music or podcasts while working. I don't do that anymore. But, I still always have a paranoia that my work is getting done too fast and that I'm doing a bad job. I go back and check my work for accuracy, and it's usually all fine.
How can I get over this paranoia or alternatively, learn to work slower?