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Survey: Businesses Waste 4.8 Hours Per Week Scheduling Meetings

Many meeting are considered waste of time. But did you know how much time we waste setting the meetings up? A post from ReadWriteWeb by John Paul Titlow has the story. Here is a part:

doodle-calendar.pngDespite the availability of efficient online scheduling tools, professionals burn up nearly five hours per week scheduling meetings, according to a study commissioned by Doodle, a company that makes one of those Web-based tools.

By the time the year ends, many have spent the cumulative equivalent of six weeks scheduling meetings, and that doesn’t include time spent attending them.

Doodle surveyed a sample of 1,500 managers and administrative staff members in Germany, France and the United States and found that most of them were still using old school methods like email and telephone calls to try and coordinate a meeting between multiple people.

Doodle, much like competitors Tungle and SkedgeMe, offers a way for groups of professionals to schedule meetings online by picking from a set of various times that work for everybody, thereby eliminating much of the back-and-forth typically required to get something on the calendar.

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