For some people it may be the year of pushing yourself that bit extra to achieve sporting greatness, but what about the rest of us non-Olympian types?
With so many developments in technology, particularly in the last forty years, the pressure is always on to deliver things faster than ever before. Can you imagine having the patience to type with carbon paper and use correction fluid for mistakes these days? Or even sending a fax and waiting for a response? The world is just a much faster place – so are you keeping up?
Many people say that they type faster than they write these days (and some seem to do it faster than they think on social media sites!) but is that really true? Do you know how fast you type? Have you tried anything to improve your handwriting speed to help with meetings?
And did you know that if you improved your typing speed by just 10 words per minute you could save yourself a whole working day per week* – quite an eye opener, isn’t it!
We’d love to hear your thoughts on how things have changed in your office when it comes to the impact of technology and the demand for greater efficiencies. We know that Sir Isaac Pitman who invented shorthand in 1837 was always on the search for ways in which to improve systems, procedures and processes, but would he have approved of technology driving so much change – often at the expense of people’s jobs?
We’ve launched two new competitions to test your speed and agility when it comes to typing and writing, so take a look at our ‘Fastest Fingers First’ test to see how you measure up and try your hand at ‘Up2Speed’ to see just how easy a new, faster way of writing is to learn.
Quick, quick, before someone beats you to it…!
*This is based on a person who on average spends 4 hours per day on keyboard activities, working a 37.5 hour week at a starting typing speed of 15-30 words per minute.