My name is Jaime Chang, and I just finished the “How to Increase Efficiency in Your Company” apprenticeship on the Associate of Applied Science degree at Hubbard College of Administration International. Time is money. I have a much greater appreciation for this old saying after finishing this course. What tends to happen in a lot of current organizations is that people end up doing things twice when they could finish all at once. This “double-work” costs a lot of money and valuable production time. When I arrived at the apprenticeship site, I saw that the company had a communication system, but they weren’t using it. I activated the Three-Basket communication system. This is a communication system that helps you to organize your papers and or electronic communications. By using the Three-Basket system, you can categorize things: that you have to do (IN Basket), things that need further handling (PENDING), and things that are done and need to be routed (OUT). This system saves a lot of time, which results in saving money and production time. The amazing thing is that once you spot the different areas of inefficiency, your production can quickly expand and you’ll prosper. What happened at my site was that after we handled the different areas of inefficiency, the production went up and the amount of errors the staff made decreased by 50%! That’s double the production. Can you believe that! I was so surprised when the owner told me that, and I felt so good that I just helped a company to earn more money within a short time!