Do you often scratch your head to set up meetings with various partners all over the globe? I am particularly vexed by this since in Arizona, we don’t observe Daylight Savings Time and so half the year we are on Pacific Time, and the other half we are on Mountain Time (we are now on Mountain). My friend Olivier in Tokyo pointed me to this extremely handy time zone planning tool to use when scheduling meetings: The World Clock Meeting Planner. All you do is choose the cities you are trying to schedule, and you will get a grid of green (optimum) yellow (possible) or red (one person should be sleeping – a bad time to meet) zones to choose an appropriate meeting time. (click on the image in this post to see the example up close.)
I am going to use this all the time now – I love it when people come up with practical tools like this! According to their website:
"Time and Date AS (AS – "Aksjeselskap") is a private, limited liability company owned by Steffen Thorsen. The company is based in Stavanger, Norway. It is registered in the Norwegian "Brønnøysundregistrene" (The register of business enterprises) as NO 988 375 713 MVA." Way to go Steffen!