My friend Paul Akers has a great little book called 2 Second Lean: How to Grow People and Build a Fun Lean Culture. Paul shares the classic Kaizen advice that even a time savings of two seconds is worth celebrating because the benefits add up over time.
This chart, created by the site xkcd, shows how that time adds up, with the left axis being the amount of time saved and the top axis being the frequency of your task:
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