If you’re like me, you always have a handful of things going on at once during the workday. While you’re trying to multitask, those pop-ups reminding you of meetings and other appointments can end up disappearing in the black hole of your desktop. Luckily, though, I’ve found a way to work more efficiently and stay organized: Amazon Alexa for Business.
You’ve probably already seen ads for Alexa – a cloud-based voice service/personal assistant – demonstrating how the system can make life simpler at home. I’ve found that Alexa is also a useful companion on your desk at work.
Multitasking is something most of us try to master but ultimately fail at. Adding multiple PC monitors can make it possible to do more. However, we only have two eyes and two hands. Hiring a personal assistant to tackle the little things simply isn’t cost effective.
What if you could utilize voice commands to help with the little things throughout the day while continuing to work on other tasks? Here are just a few of the ways Alexa has allowed me to function better in the office.
1. Incorporating my calendar. Alexa ensures I don’t miss appointments because she can manage my schedule and remind me about calls and meetings. No more worrying about overlooked Outlook pop-ups.
2. Streaming music. I listen to a range of online music stations during the day to stay motivated. However, I used to spend a lot of time constantly fumbling around and minimizing other applications trying to turn the music up or down or restart it.
Alexa takes care of all of that now so I don’t have to mess with my music all day. She eliminates the need to manually minimize applications to access and make adjustments to others.
3. Making it easier to drop in. I can give Alexa voice commands to call/drop in on others in the office to collaborate and communicate, which saves even more time. Picking up your cell phone requires an extra hand!
You might think these are all insignificant tasks/annoyances, but how long do you actually spend every day dealing with them? Additionally, Alexa can perform numerous other tasks around the office, like the following:
- Automatically dial in to conference calls for you
- Give directions/find open meeting rooms
- Tell your IT team about equipment problems
- Keep track of inventory levels
That’s only some of what this system can do to make your life easier at work. Personally, I’ve found Alexa to be really useful. If you’re looking for a way to be more efficient, you might want to consider trying out this product yourself.
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