Save time AND get to eat the bananas

Banana & Monkey

Hacks, top tips, time savers, new ways of working. Call them what you will, there are ways of doing things you may not know about that could save you hours and improve the way you work.

Do you remember the days before…

  • Predictive text – repeatedly pressing the same key?
  • Contacts stored on your phone – how did we ever remember so many phone numbers?
  • Control Z – it’s almost impossible to recall a time before this lifesaving undo shortcut

These tips are well known now. But what about all the fantastic time and stress-saving features on K8? Things like…  

  • Control Right Click – Loads the current grid/report into the clipboard for pasting elsewhere or getting to the bottom of a display report quicker
  • Control Q – Creates a quick sales order on the default cash account
  • Capital i and an invoice number in the order number field in SOP – Loads the sales order e.g.  I00009024
  • And of course, MI-DAS –The mobile dashboard that brings your data to life.

(I’ve loads of little tips like this, if you want to know more, give me a shout!) 

You probably don’t know what you don’t know. Why would you? You may be doing it the way it’s always been done. But is it the quickest, easiest, best way?

So I challenge you to ask me the question – Is there a better way of doing this?

And eating the bananas?

A study was conducted into why “We’ve always done it that way” is such a common response when asked why something’s done a particular way.  

Nearly every business around the world has some form of this. But it’s how inefficient ways of working become ingrained and where people, and monkeys, miss out on the better things in life.

Here’s a video that explains what the scientists found, and why it’s good to challenge ways of working… 

Go on, get in touch and ask me if there’s a better way of doing things. You could save hours of work and stress, and get to eat the bananas (or whatever’s the good stuff in your life).