It’s amazing the history behind the Microsoft Office Suite. 1992 was the year that Microsoft released its first version. Since then numerous versions have been released all with upgrades of one magnitude or another. Do you remember the days when WordPerfect was the be-all and the end-all? Microsoft office seems to be the standard and most widely used office software to enable us to accomplish various tasks in a given day.
When Office 2007 was released it came with a significantly different look and feel. There is a “ribbon” instead of a tabbed toolbar. All of the applications and tools you were used to in 2003 are now in a different location or organized differently. 2007 has a new file extension in which its documents are saved in even though you can save documents in older versions. Those are some basic differences, but the individual differences in Excel, Word, Outlook, etc are quite significant.
Even though these items are new, it should not have to mean frustration. These new features when educated upon can make your office day move along quite smoothly. They can also decrease your efficiency as a result of the huge interface transition from 2003 to 2007. That move us to ask the question; how many extra minutes or hours do we have in a week? We all know the answer.
The Training Factor is happy to release its Microsoft Office courses in Excel, Word and Outlook. These courses follow suit in our usual way of delivering education. It comes to you in an interactive, visual and step by step approach to ensure that you are being engaged and that you will be able to retain the maximum amount of information in the shortest period of time. Is that not what it is all about? Do we not all need to save time in our busy schedules? Stop and calculate how much time you unwillingly waste in a given week as a result of not fully understanding the Office software you use? This can end now. The Training Factor is completely dedicated to providing education in the multifamily industry. We work hard every day to provide education that optimizes your efficiency and targets your bottom line.
We know that the continued releases of new Microsoft products will never end. However there is a definitely a huge leap between its latest version and its predecessor. Take an honest evaluation of how many combined hours are being wasted by your staff as a result of not being proficient with the tools they need to use each day. Think forward on how that can be rectified by some innovative training tools.
Written by Jonathan Saar