We all want to save time on those annoying, tedious admin tasks.
You know, the ones you always put off?
We've rounded up some ways in which you can save time and get back to doing what you do best - whatever that is - with a little help from technology.
Collaborate on documents.
Office 365 allows you and your team to collaborate quickly and easily, without even being in the same office.
Get aligned on documents and reports fast as you work together in real-time on the same document.
Previously, you'd have had to sift through long, drawn-out email threads and deal with complicated versioning of the same document. Ew.
Thanks to advancements in cloud technology, you'll create only one document (that you can view previous versions of if you choose), helping you to move forward with your projects without friction.
Everything is synced to the cloud.
Storing everything in the cloud means that all of your files can be accessed from any connected device.
Whether you're working on the sofa with your tablet, at your desk on your laptop or on the train on your phone, you can access the information you need - emails, documents, meeting agendas, everything.
No more paperwork.
Surveys and forms are handy when you're trying to gauge the opinions of individuals in a large team or get information from clients.
However, what's not fun is collating and collecting that data, especially if you have to manually input it from some scrappy bits of paper into a spreadsheet.
That's hours of your time, gone!
Cut out the middle person (i.e. you) and use Google Forms or Microsoft Forms to collect data with ease. You can quickly transform the results into spreadsheets, graphs and charts and get the information you need immediately and without the hassle.
Notes on-the-go, wherever you go.
An online note-taking tool is your new best friend.
Ever written some important notes down in a notebook and forgotten which notebook you've scribbled in?
Us too, and it sucks.
Apps like OneNote and Evernote save you the stress, ensuring you can easily put your hands on the notes you need when you need them.
OneNote is a particularly useful tool that we've spoken before about on this blog. On top of keeping your notes in one place, it solves maths problems and turns your scrawl into legible text.