The problem with being detail-orientated

Being “detail-orientated” is obviously an extremely useful trait for most tasks.

However, recognising that someone pays close attention to the details isn’t the sign that you need to give them your full trust that they will deliver what you expect.

Someone can be a detail-orientated person and still produce the wrong results if they focus on the wrong details.

Clear communication and explicit agreement of which details to pay attention to is just as important as just being “detail-orientated”.