Let’s cut straight to the chase, college life is incredibly busy for the vast majority of students. It is a period of life when young people are having to create their own schedule for the first time ever. What they may not know is that a little proper scheduling may help bring better balance to their over-packed days.
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 words for collaborative and scheduling arose from Latin and French terms from about 1865 and meant work together. Ever since then, from telephones to teletype to today’s internet, people have been trying to make working together work better.
In many ways working together has gotten harder as communication speed and information transfer has accelerated. There are so many new devices, software advances and levels of training necessary to keep employees up to speed that scheduling and collaboration can become a time consuming nightmare.
17 Dec 2012
The internet has revolutionized the way we shop, the way we plan, the way we live and even the way we schedule appointments and arrange meetings. However if you are not careful, you run the risk of committing some common scheduling faux pas. It’s important that you adhere to some basic scheduling etiquette.
Everyone uses the same calendar
10 Dec 2012
It’s December, and it’s time to get the party started. Your next get-together could be put together a lot more smoothly with LetsMeetAtJoes. This is a SaaS (Software as a Service) or a “hosted” solution that can link up all your friends and family to let your holiday party come together seamlessly.
We all know how it goes. You’re thinking to yourself how great it would be to get all the family together at your brother’s house (with the nice game room, big screen TV, etc.) maybe the weekend before Christmas. So you call your mom who insists your gathering be at her house on Christmas day as to not upset tradition.
24 Nov 2012
We’ve all been there; you’re trying to plan a get-together with a handful of friends, co-workers or relatives. You’re the designated go between who has to juggle everyone’s schedules, preferences and whims. You’re finding a location that everyone can get to (and wants to come to), you’re calling and texting back and forth to verify the scheduling, and wracking your brain to make sure you remembered everyone and all the while just trying to stay sane. At this point in the scheduling process, you’re wondering, “why am I doing this again?”
Unfortunately, with all of the technological advancements available to us, all the social networks and plethora of web options how do you find the single solution that is flexible enough to work for a small group of 3 or your association of 500?
05 Nov 2012
Paul, Sarah, Jose, and Tatiana are trying to schedule a time to go to a movie. The movie theater shows the movie at 4:00, 6:30, and 9:00 Monday through Friday. Sarah has Yoga Tuesday and Thursday all night. Two people can only do a matinee (4:00) on a weekday. Sarah can do any day, but Friday and Wednesday. And— EEK!
Let me stop you there, because I’m sure this is the kind of problem you thought you were done with when you said farewell to elementary school. But organizing scheduling has become a real world problem.