Many moons ago I walked into my first job interview and seated myself across the CEO of the company. This is how the interview went:
CEO: Do you know how to type?
Me: No. (I grew up without a computer in the house!)
CEO: Come back when you know how to type.
He then handed me a “Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing” disc and wished me a good day.
P.S. For the next 48 hours I was glued to my chair practicing typing. Two days later I returned the disc (and got the job!).
I am tremendously grateful to this CEO for forcing me to learn how to type correctly. When I start my day and find 100+ emails in my inbox, I can respond quickly and professionally without wasting all morning pecking away at the keyboard.
Today, employing a large staff who perform various computer tasks all day, I stress the importance of making sure every member of my team can type quickly and correctly.
The ROI is simple. Take for example a team of 10 employees earning $15 per hour and typing at 25 words per minute:
This is probably one of the simplest and fastest investments you can make with your staff. It takes 2 – 3 days to learn how to type and they will practice and get faster as they go about their daily tasks.
Happy Tuesday & Happy Selling!