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Tuesday, August 7 • 15:45 - 17:00
Calendars for Humans - How to undo the all-day cram (Dominica DeGrandis)

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Abstract:
Are you losing precious time trapped in meeting misery? Are two meetings scheduled on top of each other - during lunch – a common occurrence? Heavy meeting cultures endure this collision of priorities frequently. Dashing from meeting to meeting allows sparse time for people to finish important work and contributes to low employee satisfaction ratings and poor performance. Getting buy-in to change meeting madness is tricky – but it can be done!
In this session, Dominica addresses the too-many-meetings issue and provides actionable takeaways to help you optimize your time. Since metrics are useful for influencing decision makers, an interactive metrics exercise which reveals problems from overbooked workers is included in the session. Additionally, calendar configurations are presented to demonstrate how you can optimize your calendar. Come learn how to influence the boss and get buy-in to improve your team’s capacity to get real work done.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Implement time-saving interruption busters
  • Address meeting culture in your organization (somebody is going to influence the boss - it might as well be you!)
  • Construct and interpret a balanced set of metrics that reveal wasted time
  • Optimize your calendar to enable time for your most important work



Tuesday August 7, 2018 15:45 - 17:00
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