These Business Tasks Are Taking Years Off Your Life

The article below was eye-opening, explaining how mundane tasks, such as inputting passwords, can eat up months of your life.  So what’s the solution? Technology.  Automation is already here. Services that store and deploy passwords, automatic email filters, apps that correct your spelling and grammar — these tools are available, and the ones who don’t take advantage will quickly fall behind.  Human error is a huge source of wasted time. Technology removes many of those mistakes from the equation, giving you back the time it takes to manually correct them.     That’s why we built CRE OneSource — to give commercial real estate professionals 25% of their time back. Schedule a demo with us here! What technologies are you ignoring that could save you years of your life? Charlie Coppola [email protected]   …

The Biggest Workplace Time-Wasters

Most of us can pinpoint the biggest time wasters in our lives. Social media, television, these distractions can eat up hours, even days of our lives.  But what about in the office? What hidden time-wasters are disguising themselves as productive tasks in your day?  The below article from Forbes lists the 7 biggest workplace time wasters. Here they are, with my thoughts attached.  Unnecessary meetings. Only have scheduled meetings when necessary, and use OBC (Objective-Based Communication) to help keep meetings organized and focused. Multitasking. Only 2.5% of people can multitask effectively. Stop trying to do it.  Micromanaging employees. Put in the time to hire the right people the first time. Then, let them operate in their Unique Ability. Disorganization. Constantly looking for emails or sifting through folders? It’s time to…

Stop Wasting Time at Work

If you were to track every minute of your work day, where would all that time go? You might think it’s going to productive work, with a few coffee breaks and meetings in between. The reality, however, is more surprising. The below infographic does a great job of showing where your time goes when you’re at work. You’d be surprised how little real work gets accomplished in the average 8-hour work day. For example: The average employee checks their email 36 times an hour. Annually, a single employee can lose up to $1,800 on unnecessary emails. Half of all meetings are considered time wasted — in fact, employees spend 31 hours in unproductive meetings each month. The average employee faces 56 interruptions a day, and spends around 2 hours a…

Spend Less Time on Emails

For many of us, Inbox Zero is a mythical creature far outside our reach. As emails flood our inboxes every day, we’re faced with the monumental task of sorting through spam, junk, meeting reminders, follow-ups, and important communications.  On average, we spend 28% of our time on emails. Not only is that time better served elsewhere, but when you’re faced with an overflowing inbox, how likely are you to miss out on the truly important communications?  The below article is from 2019 but has some incredibly interesting facts and suggestions for cutting this time-waster down. If you don’t want to read the whole thing, here are a few key strategies to try.  Use keywords. Searching for key words or setting up your inbox settings to flag emails with certain keywords…

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