We all make mistakes.
Yet when tasks are so straightforward and mistakes are done consistently over and over again, one must try to find out why. Simple data entry should be easy to do - a 10 year old could do it.
My guess is that the individual is or has one of these:
- lack of personal responsibility
- vision problems
- brain fog
- excess of external stimulus preventing focus
- the so-called ADHD issue
- limited education
Vision problems becomes an optometrists issue - at least to screen for major conditions. However, basic supplementation with the necessary eye nutrients could help a ton.
Brain fog is a major one. I know of an individual who has Celiac's disease - meaning she cannot eat gluten containing foods such as wheat and some other grains. If a person with Celiacs eats gluten, their blood becomes loaded with metabolites and toxins and limited in antioxidants. This creates the so-called brain fog.
Other issues for brain fog can be hypoglycemia. Without proper balance of blood sugar, no one can focus - not even the Dalai Lama. Glucose is the brain's main fuel. Without it, it can live for some time using ketones.
ADHD is a joke in my book. There is a clinic shift dedicated to treating those with 'ADHD'. However, if one looks at the causes of ADHD, they are typically diet, lack of exercise and too much external stimulus. Improve all three factors and one's labeled condition is gone.
Limited education is a tough one. However, a high school education for data entry should be plenty - or at least one would hope.
So instead of getting all firey and pissy, I have tried to find out why this person keeps making absolutely dumb mistakes over and over again.
I haven't found the cause yet but I believe I listed one of them above. She is not my patient nor will be which is unfortunate as I believe we could resolve her issue thereby improving her life immensely. Hopefully I have at least made her aware that she has some issue that needs resolving and that alone begins the healing process.
She seems to open and not defending herself so we know we are in the stages of change. If she was still in the denial stage, then we would be climbing up a wall.
This evening, I will address my concerns with her and have to let her go. I will do all I can to help her determine the cause of her carelessness or mistake-riddled tasks.
The point is this: Do not get pissed at someone who is making mistakes over and over again - especially if they are ridiculously avoidable mistakes. There is some health issue occurring and it must be addressed. You may ask them if they are finding that they are making mistakes elsewhere in life or having other difficulties. Do this as non-judgemental as you can.