How to Save an Hour a Day for the Rest of Your Career

March 29, 2022
As an operations professional, your day is filled with mundane, repetitive tasks. What if we told you that we could help you change that?

When you've had enough time to explore the different types of no-code platforms and play around with their functionality, it's time to put your newfound skills to the test.

Follow these steps to help you save at least an hour a day for the rest of your career:

What does your current workflow look like?

We talked about the importance of workflows in your day-to-day operations during our Fireside Chat with Zach Chaitman.

Analyzing workflows is the best way to understand where the bottlenecks are. This means looking at the people involved, the processes and resources used, and how often each workflow is "run."

Start by writing down your (and your team's) most common tasks. Think big and small. When do you feel like doing something a robot could do just as well? Why not let a robot do it for you?

How can you automate it?

Automation tools will become your best friend here. They allow you to maximize your time and effort into bigger, more crucial tasks.

Which parts of the workflows you've written down can you automate?

You would probably start off small with a couple of automation under your belt, but as you familiarize yourself with these automation tools, you'll come to automate longer and more robust workflows.

What is in your toolbox?

If you are like every member of the NoCodeOps crew, you quite often catch severe cases of the Shiny Object Syndrome - a lot of your time is used to explore new and trendy no-code platforms. This is a great way to keep yourself updated with new no-code opportunities - but try to keep it under control. It is easy to end up in an Alice-In-Wonderland kind of situation, don't you think?

Use the tools you already know. Choose one platform as your digital workspace - a central hub where you keep all essential docs and data and manage organizational collaboration. This could be Notion, Basecamp, Trello, or whatever you feel most comfortable with.

What other tools can you use to automate your workflow tasks? Rule-of-thumb: Have no more than 5 no-code tools in your stack at the same time to manage your work.

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