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Company Training: 3 Ways We Helped a Business to Work Smarter Not Harder

Amy Lynch – Apr 27th, 2022

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It’s 5 PM on a Friday and you ask yourself where does the time go? Sure, you felt pretty smug striking a few things off your to-do list, but there were a few things pushed into next week’s diary because, dang it, there are just not enough hours in the day.

If you’re a manager or a business owner, you get it: time is precious. You’ve got dead-lines, budgets, and clients.

There are loads of things that will distract us at work, but two things that shouldn’t drain your time are poor processes and dodgy documents. Remember, it’s about working smarter, not harder.

So, before you and your co-workers slip into the productivity pit, never to return, let’s see 3 ways we introduced business templates and Office 365 automation to save a business money and time.

 

Time Saver #1: Repetitive tasks

 

Spending hours collecting information from spreadsheets, then formatting the infor-mation into a sales report doesn’t sound too riveting, does it? The truth is, for a client we helped, this repetitive task was draining a huge chunk of their time.

We discussed their processes, then created simple automation. We built a custom dashboard that took sales reporting tasks from multiple hours to just 5 minutes. Not only did this make the client’s life much easier, but it also saved them over 4 hours a week – that’s over €4,000 per year in saved time!

Not too shabby, right?

The net effect is that the client can now focus on their customers, not their paperwork.

“We met a business owner whose team used to spend hours creating quotes, pro-posals, and service level agreements with little time for anything else. So, like the clever whiz kids that we are, we created custom Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and PowerPoint templates, plus dashboards to minimise those pesky repetitive tasks. These days, the team is more productive and motivated, and less frazzled.”

Time Saver #2: ISO

 

If your business has an ISO (International Standard for Organization), you’ll know that managing the paperwork can be a nightmare.

We came to the rescue of a company by creating custom ISO templates. This made it quicker to make document changes and ensured that the staff was using the correct versions, making the ISO easier to manage.

When the ISO audit came up, it was smooth sailing, and the amazing Microsoft tem-plating service saved them time and money galore. We’re counting that as a win.

Time Saver #3: Templates

 

We met a business owner whose team used to spend hours creating quotes, pro-posals, and service level agreements with little time for anything else. So, like the clever whiz kids that we are, we created custom Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and PowerPoint templates, plus dashboards to minimise those pesky repetitive tasks. These days, the team is more productive and motivated, and less frazzled.

Not all heroes wear capes. Some of them wear laptop bags. Just sayin’.

Time to invest in your team

If you’re spending too much time creating quotes, preparing paperwork, gathering data, or managing ISO documents, talk to us. Our talented team has saved our clients thousands of hours by making their work simpler and quicker. Automating tasks can shave hours off your hectic week, and pro-fessional templates save time and stress.

We can help you to maximise your time. But don’t worry, we take the complicated and make it simple. If this sounds like something your team could use, let’s talk. Hey, we’ve got time.

Microsoft Excel is an extremely critical tool in the world of business, education and home offices, but are you using it as efficiently as possible? Even if you are familiar with Microsoft Excel, the number and variety of keyboard shortcuts you can use to speed up your work may shock you.

If you find yourself constantly reaching for your computer mouse or your laptop’s trackpad, you are slowing yourself down and hobbling your typing speed, costing yourself time and energy in the long run. Learning how to correctly use keyboard shortcuts can save you a lot of this time and energy, while boosting your overall productivity. You can find out more about these shortcuts and much more about business, websites and Microsoft Office in our helpful Blog section.

 

If you found this tip on learning about Microsoft Excel helpful, InvestinU offers a range of training supports for Microsoft 365 which can be found here.

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Amy Lynch

Amy is a best-selling Harper Collins author and creates content daily for Irish and US audiences. In addition, she publishes regularly with Image magazine, Easy Parenting magazine, and The Irish Independent newspaper, as well as The Sunday Times, TV Choice magazine, and Woman’s Way magazine. (P.S. She’s Also our in house Content Creator).

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Amy Lynch

Amy is a best-selling Harper Collins author and creates content daily for Irish and US audiences. In addition, she publishes regularly with Image magazine, Easy Parenting magazine, and The Irish Independent newspaper, as well as The Sunday Times, TV Choice magazine, and Woman’s Way magazine. (P.S. She’s Also our in house Content Creator).