A new initiative at Pfizer is helping the company's workers offload time-consuming but trivial tasks and focus on more important things. The company has created a suite of software tools called "pfizerWorks" that lets managers easily outsource tasks such as scheduling meetings, creating PowerPoint presentations and conducting secondary research. The work is done by off-site staff, but the software lets managers keep tabs on assignments and even speak directly to the workers handling the project.

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