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How Calendars Can Make Your Organization More Efficient

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Thanks to technology and some truly game changing inventions that we now take for granted (e.g. computers, email, smart devices), organizations are more productive than ever before.

However, even with these tools that enable us to work better, faster and smarter, many companies aren’t always moving as efficiently as they’d like. They’re plagued by information confusion, which inhibits cohesion.

One platform that can help shake an organization out of this inertia and drive productivity is a synchronized calendar solution. Synchronized calendars can improve communication and eliminate certain time-consuming tasks—two major pain points that contribute to workplace inefficiency.

When organizations lack the ability to communicate cohesively with both internal and external audiences, opportunities are missed in a number of areas. For example, events are a great way for an organization to inform, entertain and engage its audience. However, despite best intentions, events can often turn into bad experiences for both the team charged with planning and producing the event, and the audience for which it’s intended. Unwieldy sharing of time-based information creates gaps, increases the likelihood of human error as emails fly back and forth, and often cultivates confusion.

Typically, the event planning team accepts all of these moving parts as standard operating procedure, and therefore spends an inordinate amount of time checking and double-checking to make sure all the details are right and that everyone who needs to be informed is properly informed.

Sometimes, they even succeed.

There is a better way. A calendar organizer can help resolve these common problems and ultimately improve efficiency in an organization.

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No more whisper-down-the-lane

When people rely on email or verbal communication to discuss details related to group projects, events, or any consumer-focused activity, there’s a good chance something will be miscommunicated. With a centralized calendar solution, planners can better communicate with one another in a more efficient and accurate way. And when it’s easier to communicate, the team will be more encouraged to collaborate with one another as well.

Organizations that clearly communicate with their external audience reap the benefit. The more people know about your event, the greater the chance they’ll attend, and the more successful your event will be.

Increased Productivity = Better Results

A good productivity calendar minimizes the steps needed to complete projects and execute events. If your organization is hosting a webinar for consumers, students or patients, chances are there’s a team of people working behind the scenes to see that it runs smoothly, negotiating the many layers of event planning (e.g. sending out invitations, creating slideshows, raising awareness). Calendars alleviate this arduous process, enabling employees to create events and not sweat the details. And when organizations operate on leaner processes, employees can attend to more salient items.

There’s no need for your workplace to suffer from what we call “chronic calendar pain” any longer. Now’s the time to take action, before it’s too late.  Active Calendar solutions cure chronic calendar pain.

Article by Susan Yee, CEO

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