3 Ways to Manage Meeting Schedules More Productively

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Get Shift Done: Management

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Setting up meetings can be tedious and time-consuming. How many email threads have you endured with a dozen messages asking, “How about Tuesday at 3? No? Monday at 4?” Surely, you think, there’s a better way. And with the help of these three guidelines, there is.

Meetings earned their bad reputations: They’re expensive, often ineffective, can perpetuate occupational inequality, and just scheduling them is too-often a four-step cycle of frustration. The tech world has responded with its usual “There’s an app for that!” reaction, to both good and bad effect.

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