Now that I am in isolation at home, I have renewed my search for online tools. After being away for quite some time, I have missed out on some really neat apps. Let’s get (re)started!
Walking over to a colleagues desk for a quick chat often eliminates the need for a scheduled meeting, an efficiency that does not exist in a virtual office place.
So when can you meet? can become a discussion that involves a lot of back and forth calling, emailing or texting, particularly when attendees are from different companies, or if a common calendar tool is not in use.
This week, I discovered Microsoft FindTime, an Outlook add-in available to Office 365 customers.
This can help to coordinate a meeting faster, especially for >2 attendees! The key requirement is that the organizer has a Microsoft 365 account.
I tried it out and found it rather simple to use. I started in Outlook by creating a meeting.
Easy enough. So what happens next? The recipients of the meeting invitation will be able to vote by clicking a preferred time.
After the recipient votes, it’s back in the hand for the meeting organizer.
As long as the invitees have responded with meeting times in common, you’re ready to move forward.
What are you using to secure a meeting time that will work for all participants? As always…Let’s share ideas!