When performing repetitive tasks it is easy to become bored and overlook important details. Please outline in 100 words or less, what would you do in this situation to ensure the job gets done properly?
You didn't say whether this was from a "self" perspective or from a manager perspective - so if you want me rework this, just let me know.
When a task becomes boring and repetitive there are things that can be done to make the job more interesting and to ensure the job is completed accurately with proper attention to detail.
Research suggests that rewards or positive reinforcement immediately following the specific act or task enhance performance. These rewards can be internal (self-generated), external or not tangible. Managers can give specific verbal compliments about the performance and quality of the repetitive job. Frequent positive verbal feedback is not only successful in promoting job quality but also inexpensive for a company.
Take a look at the how tasks being performed are valuable or how they help others. Don't think about the boring nature of a job. Instead think about the job's importance. For example, maybe the job is putting a specific car part together on an assembly line. This part is integral for the car to run and thus to enable people to drive to work, or get their kids to school or to the doctor.
If your job allows, you might listen to music. For some jobs music can actually enhance performance by helping with concentration. The job will also be more enjoyable and time will seem to go by faster. And finally, try to avoid negative thinking and consider breaking the job into smaller tasks if possible. Try to compartmentalize the tasks instead of looking at the big picture in order to make the job seem less overwhelming and boring.