With Chris off working in Europe, the rest of the FoleyPod Team is getting its first taste of what extreme work-shifting is like. Despite Chris’ recent disappearance, Kazdyn and I are managing just fine, we remain incredibly productive and despite our go-to man being gone, we have adjusted accordingly.
In fact this trip is turning out to be a great trial run for the more permanent departure Chris has planned for May 2012.
But staying more in the present, here is a great tip from Lifehacker and one that we have certainly implemented into our own schedules now that the FoleyPod team is working across different time zones:
How to Avoid Time Zone Confusion When You Create Google Calendar Events
Whether you’ve got colleagues in a different time zone or you’re planning meetings for a trip, it’s easy to mix up your schedule when time zones are involved. Save yourself time and confusion when creating new time-zone-sensitive events in Google Calendar by including the event time zone in your event description. Here’s how it works.
Say you live in the Pacific time zone but you’re taking a trip to the Eastern time zone in a week. You’ve got to set up a meeting at 11am for when you’re there, so you open GCal and create an event for 11am. The problem? When you’re there, GCal will auto-convert that meeting to 2pm to accommodate the time zone change. So to get it right, you’d need to mentally convert your new event to 8am when you create it so that when you’re in EST, it’ll correctly convert to 11am. Bit of a headache, right? But there’s a very simple solution.