Office Productivity : Decrease Workload by Increasing Skillset

If you are one of many people that works as office worker, despite of what department you are placed and what specialization you have as your responsibility, people spend a lot of times more with their computer compare to physical works. Most of the time, we will spend those time dealing with creating report or summary in our computer. Many times we get frustrated by the workload of editing, creating report, compiling, choosing what visual method is better to represent the data on hand.

One of many way out is to compress the duration of our work by improving how we work with the software. Here, I will present some best sources for improving Microsoft Excel skills ranging from easy, medium, hard, until VBA.

  • MSDN : The first and official sources for excel is from the maker itself. Microsoft has Microsoft Developer Network with tons of useful sources and experts gathering together and discuss lots of things about excel. This is a good source for those who want to get an introduction to excel as well as advance user. (
  • ExcelIsfun : Some people just feels overwhelm by the many information presented inside MSDN. For a beginner and those who learns better by visual, Excelisfun is a great source. Excelisfun is a really good step to get into excel as it really guides user to increase their excel skills with tons of videos.  Additionally, the videos also accompanied by worksheets containing blank exercises worksheets and also answered worksheets so that you can really learn step by step and get familiar with the content being teaches.    (


  • Mr.Excel : For a more interactive and community based learning, Mr.Excel is really a place that you should be in. The forum gives a resourceful solution almost to most of the problems you can have in daily excel tasks. A community of practical experts which have huge passions will not only provides you with answers to a particular problem, but will lead you to love excel more than you could think of. (

Personally, I use all three of them because each one of them really have something to offer to make your office task faster, more compelling and gives you more freedom to do more.