Training is expensive and you are too busy to release staff to take a day to learn how to use MS Office more effectively. I know, I hear this almost every week. But, do you know that the average person spends up to 6 weeks per year just looking for lost files. They upgrade to new versions of software and then never take the time to use the new time saving features. When companies make the investment in MS Office training for their team it delivers a real return in terms of time saved and better reporting.
In my experience employees use Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on a daily basis and often spend a great deal of time trying to figure out where things are and how they work.
Worse still, they may ignore things such as charts or templates because they don’t know how to create them. They may use only 50% of the software’s potential. I always look forward to showing people the new shorts and they are almost always surprised to learn about ways to save time and remove some of the more mundane tasks.
Microsoft Excel is designed to be a time-saving program. But many people learn it by figuring it out as they go along and don’t really use the full power of the software.
They use Microsoft Word but they retype the same data over and over again… fixing small mistakes… and try to reuse old documents. This is a productivity drain.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the average executive loses 6 weeks per year searching for missing information in messy desks and files (almost 1 hour per day per person).
Would an extra hour in the day, per person make a difference to your company?
Abandon the all day training sessions
Your team does not want to sit for 6 hours learning about parts of MS Excel or MS Word that they may never use. We recognise that they are under time pressure and want to get back to work. We can schedule short bite size sessions to solve specific challenges. Up to 5 people can attend each 30 minute session. This reduces interruptions to your working day and helps your staff by giving them the exact skills they needs.