28 Mar '14, 2am

The value of 300 seconds a day

As an accountant I like to put things in terms of dollars and cents. I'm also the sort of person that sees the upside on small improvements done multiple times. When the two intersect I get excited (well work excited at least). If you can save 5 minutes a day - 5 days a week and 50 weeks a year you'll earn back 21 hours (5*5*50/60 = 20.8333). That's about $1200 dollars or more per person for most teams of professionals. If someone were handing out cheques for that amount we'd signup in a minute. So why don't we do this at work if the benefit is time? Five minutes a day isn't hard to achieve - if you do something 100 times a day (looking at you email) you only need to do something 3 seconds faster each time. The following Quick Step takes under 5 minutes to create and if you use it you'll easily make that time up in the first day of use. I'm likely low balling as most peopl...

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