Thursday, June 9, 2016

Best time to hold meetings

Guess--AM or PM? 
There are those who would argue that there is NEVER a good time for a meeting. But they are part of life in the business world, and I eventually learned that not everyone dislikes them as much as I do.

Actually, according to Oliver Staley, Government Executive Magazine, June 7, 2016, 17% of the work week takes place in meetings.

According to a UK company called YouCanBookMe--Tuesday afternoon is the best time to call a meeting. Most people are free at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon (based on 2 million responses, which is a lot of responses).

Yet, Monday morning is most popular--although only one in three people can meet then.

But how about that late afternoon time and people's energy levels? Based on a study that showed that the closer a judge was to lunch or a mid-morning snack, the quicker he or she would dispose of a case or action, this might not be such a good time.

There is also such a thing as "decision fatigue."

This has led others to think between 9 and 11 am is best. After sleep has worn off and before hunger sets in.

Sooo...Tuesday morning or Wednesday morning? Or just any old time like you do it now?

Actually I had one this morning at 8 AM and had trouble getting in the chat room and was all hassled. About par for the course.

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