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- The contactless customer: A more hospitable approach to digital transformation
- The full fibre future is now: Is retail ready for the big switch off?
- The road to success: How digital solutions are whipping the logistics industry into shape
- Why should your business consider switching to 10GB ethernet?
- Women in Leadership
- 2022 will drive a new need for speed
- Reflecting on COP26
- It’s time to get back to business
- Cardiff: An ultrafast city
- The connectivity market is changing fast: it’s time to upgrade
- TalkTalk is one the best places to work in the UK!
- TalkTalk Business: Finalists in Comms Council UK Awards 2021
- Business Full Fibre can drive post-lockdown success
- The new need for speed
- Ofcom report: UK digital dependency driven to new heights during lockdown
- Business Full Fibre - the what, where and why of full fibre
- Ultrafast Business Fibre: what it is and why you might need it
- Ultrafast Business Fibre is your back to business game changer
- Hybrid Working
- Our approach to customer service
- Supporting hybrid workers with our new cloud-based unified communications offering
- Why does Business Ultrafast Fibre matter to my business?
- Business New Year’s Resolutions
- FTTP FTW! New Research: Full Fibre Most Energy-Efficient Connectivity Method
- Five myths and misconceptions about Business Ultrafast Fibre
- Getting up to speed – Everything you need to know about Business Ultrafast Fibre
- Ready to supercharge your connectivity?
- Controlling costs is just one reason to move to cloud
- The New Business Wi-Fi Hub
- Business as unusual - making homeworking work for the new normal
- Working from home - is residential broadband up to the job?
- What’s the value of an empty desk? How homeworking could help balance the books
- Mitel Platinum Partner - We did it again!!
- Get an hour back every day
- What is a Leased Line?
- One thing you never hear in the office
- Prepare for the workplace of 2025 today: 3 simple steps
- 5 things you should consider before moving to the cloud
- What will the future of collaboration look like?
- The Northern Agenda
- How will machines unleash your business’ potential?
- Are UK workforces ready for the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’?
- What we learnt at Accelerate Her 2017
- Saying goodbye to legacy systems - ensuring a migration is trouble-free
- 5 tips to for a better work-life balance
- How our network investment helps digital transformation
- Telco forecast: what to expect in 2019?
- 4 connectivity options to consider when building a resilient network
- Hosted Voice – It’s time to make the move
- 3 reasons why you should consider Business VoIP in the next 6 months
- 4 top tips for hiring the best staff
- Businesses in the Gigabit fast lane
- A beginner's guide to CPaaS
- Soapworks - A home to be proud of
- 5 TED talks you won't want to miss
- 5 reasons to consider an IPVPN solution
- You’re busy right? But are you as productive as you think?
- Collaborating with Openreach to clear Britain’s Ethernet installation backlog
- The Future of Retail
- World Cup 2018: Watch it, tweet it, stream it
- 4 tips to thrive on Black Friday and Cyber Monday
- Flexibility and connectivity for the modern era
- Helping Manchester based SMEs succeed in 2021
- CityFibre Ethernet Access Circuit Promotion
- Mitel 10 Reasons
- Nobody can slow your business down with a dedicated leased line
- It’s time to get back to business
- Should Direct Internet Access be at the heart of your business?
- We’re finalists in the UK Complaint Handling Awards 2022!
- Small Businesses Buoyant in Run up to Christmas
- Join us in making the climate crisis history
- Lockdown Lessons
- Mental Health and Wellbeing: Helping our Colleagues
- Challenge 2030: How We're Helping Make the Climate Crisis History
- TalkTalk Business Critical Infrastructure Update
- How to help your staff get the most from their home connectivity
- TalkTalk Business picks up “Best Business” award at ITSPA this year
- Partner Restructure
- Britain's businesses prepare for hyper- speed
- Employees want tech to improve productivity
- 1 in 3 British employees expect more workplace flexibility in the next decade
- Peace of mind matters. So why leave your resiliency to chance?
- Only 1 in 5 workers see AI as a threat
- Are businesses ready to cope with tech advances?
- Preliminary FY17 Results
- TalkTalk Business Awarded Mitel Platinum Partner Status
- UK workers say OMG to RFID chip tracking
- Spend on Small Business Saturday up 15% to £717 Million
- TalkTalk Business launches new suite of Cloud-ready connectivity products
- TalkTalk Business appoints Duncan Gooding as Chief Operating Officer
- TalkTalk launches FibreNation
- TalkTalk Business first to launch business-grade broadband packages to address huge surge in working from home
- A rapid response: how we’ve delivered critical connections during COVID-19
5 tips to save time every day
It's been one of those mornings. You’ve spent nearly 2 hours commuting to work, a traffic jam means you’ve missed your first meeting. When you do arrive your laptop doesn’t connect to the network. It’s almost lunchtime and you feel like you’ve achieved almost nothing.
Your time is precious so don’t waste it. Here are 5 tips to save time every day.
1. Switch off email alerts
The average inbox receives 122 emails per day and approx 17% of those emails are spam. Rarely is an email truly critical, yet every time your inbox pings, it can break your train of thought. When you need to concentrate at the task in hand turn off your email notifications.
2. Hold less meetings
Meetings often get in the way of our day-to-day tasks, due to the simple fact that we attend way too many, that go on for too long.
When scheduling your meeting ask yourself is the conversation bigger than an instant message or email? Often updates can be done a lot quicker via chat, email or calls directly to decision makers, so don’t hold a meeting if the purpose is just to update people. If you do need to hold a meeting, go in with a clear agenda and required outcome, always make sure it’s set out at the start who will be the ultimate decision maker.
3. Take breaks
For optimal productivity, we should work for 52 minutes, followed by a 17 minute break.
Taking a break from staring at a computer screen is as important for concentration as removing distractions. This can be the difference between a productive afternoon and one where the to-do list just seems to grow.
4. Make sure you have the right Internet connection
40% of businesses you said slow Internet is the biggest time waster at work.
In our Workforces 2025 study, respondents said old technologies and slow Internet causes their productivity to drop and frustrations to increase.
It sounds simple, but without the right Internet service, any online-based technology will be impacted. Check you have the right Internet connection, to make sure you have enough bandwidth for your business requirements. If you’d like us to complete a quick review, get in touch.
5. Leave some breathing space
Leave some time aside for any ad hoc tasks which can come up as well as time to respond to personal messages and check in with family and friends.
Creating a space in your day for those activities means you can remain in contact but also allows you to separate work and personal communications throughout the day which can improve concentration.
Can we help you with tip 4?
Fed up with slow Internet? Upgrade to a dedicated Internet connection, that's reserved solely for your business use (unlike broadband), it starts from £100 per month.Find out more