scheduling

Meeting Scheduling.  It used to be easy and quick, especially if there’s an automated system involved. But it has become the bane of my existence.  It seems that lately the people I’m scheduling meetings with have needed to reschedule. Sometimes more than once. And the back-and-forth emails to try and find a common date fill multiple pages of my inbox. I’m not sure people understand this, but when someone asks to reschedule a meeting the message they I receive is that I am less important, less valuable, or less respected than some other opportunity that has just come up. I’m sure it’s unintentional, but it is an ethics issue for me.  It’s a lack of respect and integrity. And it’s frustrating as hell. If →

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Scheduling is an art.  After 11 years of entrepreneurship I am convinced of this.  But just as there are different styles of art, there are different ways of managing schedules. And these different ways can drive a body crazy. When we agree to an appointment with someone, we set aside the time on our calendar.  We prepare a presentation for the meeting. We identify the goals for the meeting, how long it will take to get there if it’s an in-person meeting, and what we’d ultimately like as an outcome of the meeting.  And then… at the last minute, we get the call.  “Do you mind terribly if we change our meeting to another day?” And all that planning and →

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