The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right," surgeon Atul Gawande argues that one of the most basic organizational tools — the simple checklist — can improve the effectiveness of teams and individuals performing complex tasks. "When properly conceived and used, a checklist ensures communication and confirmation among members of a team and catches errors. "Checklists might be the most basic form of task management, but they’re also one of the most powerful." By using a checklist, you take away some of the complex clutter that can overtake your brain capacity. Your brain will be freer, smarter and you’re bound to become a more productive person.