The 3 Biggest Challenges Of Collaborative Scheduling

Have you ever tried creating a Facebook group or mass e-mail to discuss and plan an upcoming event?  Whether you’re planning a surprise birthday party or a large corporate gathering, you probably already know that collaborative scheduling can be extremely time-consuming and exhausting.  If you’re the one organizing it you know there are major problems when it comes to finding the right time, right place and managing all the responses.

The Right Time

Finding the appropriate time and date for an occasion can be tough.  Most professionals’ weekends fill up pretty quickly as they are busy working during the week, and everyone has a variety of obligations besides work such as families, friends and hobbies.

When you ask a group of people about a good time to have an event, you might evoke a constant strain of debate on an e-mail group or Facebook page.  This debate makes potential attendees frustrated and only makes the event more difficult to manage, especially if you’re trying to plan something upbeat or professional.

The Right Place

Everyone has preferences when it comes to event locations.  For instance a vegetarian might not want to go to a steakhouse, and someone who is dieting may want to avoid fast food or a dessert place.  Instead of all the arguing, wouldn’t it be easier to have a way for everyone to simply vote or suggest a place for which everyone else can vote in order to choose the location?

Managing Responses

The biggest problem with organizing an event using e-mail or social media is managing the responses.  You have to wrangle all of the heated discussions and preferences and keep track of how many votes each potential date and/or location has.  This takes up a great deal of time – and maybe it leaves you wondering if your event is more trouble than it’s worth.

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