Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being and Peak Human Performance
It is astounding how little we actually know about our computers. We know how to email and use basic software, but many of the more intricate details elude us. This is a shame for productivity in the workplace because if utilized effectively, a computer can save you hours of time that can be spent working instead. Consider the following computer tools.
We send hundreds of emails every month, yet tend to write each one out in full. Emails need to be personalized, but when you are sending the same message to a number of people, it is a waste of time to write each out in full before sending. Set up a template message, that will only require you to add names; the time that you save typing emails can be better spent on other tasks.
We sign up to a lot of websites, which then send us a lot of emails. Our productivity in the workplace is continually disrupted by our checking emails, expecting there to be an important message, but many turn out being an offer of some type. Set up filters that will send emails to different folders, depending on their content. This will enable you to see whether you have an email that needs reading, or one that can wait until later.
Macros are incredibly useful, yet incredibly underused. Macros are actions that can be used to automate tasks that you do regularly in certain programs. Rather than going through the same laborious procedures every day, with the press of a few keys they are done in a matter of moments.
Save time by learning to use your computer to its full potential and your productivity in the workplace will grow.
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