For the love of god, just do it...

Friday, May 18, 2007

Sometimes it's the little things that just drive you nuts. Like all the meeting requests I get from people with location "TBD". At Intel it takes about 1 minute to schedule a conference room or phone meeting. You're already spending at least 2 or 3 minutes finding the right attendees and putting together an agenda for the meeting, why postpone this minor inconvenience? Inevitably this "TBD" gets sent in another update about 15 minutes before the meeting. Spend a little bit of extra time and save yourself the hassle of:

  • People who printed out or downloaded meeting information and don't have network connectivity just before the meeting
  • Forgetting about to fill in the TBD completely and having to start the meeting 5 minutes late as you scramble to schedule something (1 minute because you're late to begin with, 4 minutes trying to go through a 1 minute procedure while people are IMing you to tell you that you forgot to add phone conference information)
  • Not getting the information to people who have been forwarded the request

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