The Importance Of Error In The Workplace

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As of 2015, an estimated 1.7 million new cancer cases will be discovered and nearly 500,000 people will die as a result of cancer-related deaths (Cancer Statistics). In the United States, there are over 200,000 new cases of breast cancer among women each year. Among the various types of cancers known by humans, breast cancer is one of the most problematic, widespread and dangerous. Claiming the title of the second leading cause of cancer in women, breast cancer claims over 40,000 lives of the over 200,000 diagnosed each year (U.S. Breast Cancer).
Breast cancer itself is no different from how other cancers manifest, when malignant cells form in the tissues of the body and organs, resulting in tumors; however, with early diagnosis and treatment,
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–Regardless of size-- Large or small, they all have an impact on the way a business, company, or another place of work functions. Error is an accepted part of work in society and is expected to happen even it is not welcome. You can screw up here and there at most jobs and your day will run the same as any other; however, without question, mistakes can be costly and potentially dangerous or even catastrophic. In the case of the genome sequencing, the program being off by just one led to the death of an …show more content…
Mistakes allow the revelations of alternative or better ways of doing things or teach valuable lessons to an individual in the job. Mistakes allow workers to grow by learning from them and allow for progression. The point of mistakes is to learn from them, not to repeat them. After the major miscalculation of the patient’s genome in the sequencing lab, Ritwik is “…a lot more careful with what [he does]”. Errors can change people’s perspectives of the world. They change the way they approach or do something based on the mistakes they have made in order to reduce the likelihood that the same mistake happening again and to prevent other similar mistakes from happening. Ritwik now creates programs that test all the outputs of his programming to ensure that it is the best that it can be before performing a

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