Do you ever come to the end of your workday and think, “I know I was busy, but…what did I accomplish?” Sometimes we get stuck in the rut of being busy, but not actually doing anything.
Why does that happen? More importantly, how can you avoid it?
Sometimes, it happens through no fault of your own. An unavoidable problem pops up, or maybe you get stuck in all-day meetings. However, it often happens because we are unintentionally wasting time. How does that happen? Here’s a great article on techrepublic.com entitled, “4 time-wasters you don’t even know you’re doing” that might give you some ideas. Have you ever been guilty of any of those?
I can think of a few more time-wasters to add to this list, but one really stands out: Manual, repetitive tasks. Every day, many employees around the globe work on repetitive tasks that could (and should) be automated. These tasks could include any number of things, like manual data entry, reporting, and much more. Automating these tasks would save their businesses time, and even money.
Here’s a great example for you: This company saved loads of time and opened up new revenue streams when they automated some time-wasting manual tasks. Read the whole story to learn what they did.