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In today’s fast-paced world, it seems we are all looking for ways to save time. Saving time in essence also becomes a way to become more efficient and effective in our everyday lives.
The following outlines several ways that you can use today’s technological advancements to improve efficiency, reduce paperwork and communicate more quickly.
Determine what your actual computing needs are and purchase a computer that meets or exceeds those requirements. Make sure you include any necessary software as well, such as spreadsheets, desktop publishing, accounting, information management and others. Make sure this computer is equipped with antivirus programs so you don’t lose time should your computer become infected with viruses or malware.
It’s old school, but create an organized filing system on your computer. Make sure the folders and documents have descriptive titles, so you don’t waste time looking for a particular document or files. Review this system regularly and delete or back documents you no longer need.
When sending email message, make the short and concise. Documents should be sent as attachments as often as possible.
Scan your incoming email messages by subject. You can also limit your incoming emails by only disseminating your address to selected individuals. You may also want to set up separate email accounts for personal and business messages.
Make sure your internet connection is the fastest that you can afford. There’s nothing that wastes more time than waiting for internet access and connectivity.
Use your telephone as a tool for efficiency. Use a hands free device so you can multi-task while having a conversation.