I have to prepare a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly report… This is what managers do. Why? Why writing reports is more important than leading people or solving problems or proposing ideas?
Reports are important but in most cases reporting can be automated. We have to stop for a while and start working smart.
- Can we talk about my idea?
- Unfortunately I have to prepare a report. I have no time.
- What report?
- I have to prepare a financial statements. Download time logs from our experts, copy and paste them from hundreds of e-mails. Horrible…
- Why don’t you use your brain and computer for doing all these things?
Let’s look at an example of an application that downloads attachments and move e-mails from Inbox to a separate folder. Here I will describe a procedure that may be used to download attachments from our e-mails.