Spot the likeness?
Actually I’m talking about a skill I’ve developed over the last few years which probably saves my life.
I’m referring to the ability to dictate correspondence. I was out of the office all day yesterday and then had a meeting from 5.00-6.00, followed by a parents’ event at a primary school.
When I rolled into the office today I had over 80 e-mails and letters to respond to and also write a report for the council. In the past this task would have taken me close on 4 hours. However, thanks to the wonders of digital technology, the fact that I can now dictate a letter or e-mail without hesitation, repetition or deviation, and the support of an exceptionally adept and supportive PA in Mary Horsburgh means that I can get through such a task in under an hour. This meant that I was able to get out of the office at 9.15 to visit Preston Lodge for the morning instead of being stuck in my office.