Oh the joy of convening meetings. Fifteen participants from different organisations. Some using Outlook, some Lotus Notes, some not quite sure what they are using. Some can never meet on Wednesdays; others work only on Wednesdays. City participants want to meet at the start or the end of the day. Country participants want to meet around lunchtime so they can leave and return home at a reasonable hour.
Sounds familiar? Online scheduling tools will not resolve issues of preference or availability, but they can minimise the time you spend finding out about them by sending emails or leaving phone messages all over the place. I have been using Doodle, a free browser-based scheduling tool, ever since my eldest daughter recommended it to me. Continue reading