Stop, think – don’t rush.

Think about where you want to get to. Just like planning a route or setting the SatNav, it is better to do it before you set off.

Same thing applies to a work task. For example, making entries into a system…if you bash away at the keyboard as fast as you can, are you really helping yourself? Particularly with Accounting entries, if a mistake is made, it needs careful correction, make a mistake with the correction and you’ve compounded the error. Now it could take 3 or 4 times as long than if you spent a little extra time upfront.

Upfront training or coaching on a particular task can also pay dividends.

Take a moment to think about what you need to achieve and ask yourself: is there a better way?