The history of time-keeping dates back thousands of years, with the Egyptians eventually dividing the day into 12-hour periods. Since then, methods of tracking time have evolved from using tools like the hourglass to mechanical clocks and smartwatches. Regardless of the device, the measurement of time is important and saving it even more so.
Whether it’s saving time so you can devote more of it to friends and family, or improving productivity to work more efficiently, time is one of our most precious commodities, and none of us want to waste it. For organizations, wasted time is money, but even more importantly, it can impact other areas of the enterprise – from inefficiencies across the business, a drain on employee productivity, or worse, employee burnout.
It’s this focus on time-savings that has us speaking with many industry professionals, especially when it comes to their documentation and workflow needs. They seek powerful new tools, like our speech recognition solutions, to help increase productivity. And these time-savings mean they can give their employees back time – more time to focus on clients, customers, or out within the community.
Time savings also correlates to improved on-the-job satisfaction, especially for those professionals who have heavy reporting or documentation demands, like police officers who are filing hundreds of police incident reports a week, or physicians who can spend 2 hours on documentation for every 1 hour of direct patient care. The list can go on and on.
While the measurement of time is defined by what a clock reads, the benefits of time-savings go well beyond this, from improved employee productivity, efficiency across the organization, cost savings, to happier and more satisfied employees.