Time-saving work approaches do not always mean that you must rush. Speeding up does not need to mean a reduction in quality of results or reproducibility. If an intelligent decision is made on which tool to use to improve work, speeding up happens automatically. Ideally, reproducibility and result quality are also increased. Furthermore, it is desirable to simplify the steps needed to accomplish the results. This starts with the individual skills of the employee. Since pipetting is the most used technique in labs, a good pipetting technique saves time because experiments do not need repetition caused by inaccurate pipetting.
It makes sense to invest in a pipetting seminar for all employees. This ensures a consistent method of working amongst all employees and ensures that assays are done in the same way no matter who is pipetting. Additionally, thinking about the solutions used and the optimal tool for pipetting these can reduce waiting time e.g. when glycerol is used. Glycerol as a viscous liquid that has a bad flow behavior and is difficult to pipette because one must wait a long time until it is aspirated or dispensed. Even after waiting, it won’t be an accurate pipetting result. So choosing a direct displacement tool facilitates, speeds up, and increases accuracy when working with this liquid.