Even the simplest tasks in the office can eat up a surprising amount of time over the span of a year. For example, did you know that switching from your keyboard to your mouse can consume up to eight full work days every year? By taking advantage of keyboard shortcuts, you can cut down on the amount of time wasted on these little tasks.
Don’t believe us? After all, how can such a necessary task be harmful to your bottom line? Time to crunch the numbers.
[2 wasted seconds / min] * [480 min / workday] * [240 workdays / year] = 58 wasted hours / year!
This creates a situation where the average worker spends almost 58 hours simply switching between the mouse and keyboard. Thankfully, keyboard shortcuts exist, so let’s dig into detail about how these can help you eliminate the time spent moving your hand back and forth, as well as the time wasted moving your cursor around.
Here are some of the lesser-known keyboard shortcuts that can help you better navigate your toolbar, hopefully saving you time that could be put to better use on another task.
On that note, just about anything you do on a regular basis probably has a keyboard shortcut that you can use to save time. You can also create your own keyboard shortcut by right-clicking on a program’s icon on your desktop and accessing its properties. Under the Shortcut tab, you can provide your preferred shortcut combo. Once you’ve finished, click Apply.
What are some ways your organization improves productivity? Let us know in the comments.