Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts March 2001
Cuts:On the SpotWhat’s the most frustrating part of your workday?
“It’s not something I do every day, but checking
contracts is very time-consuming and a bit of a chore. It is such a
critical part of what meeting planners do, as every contract is
different, but finding a couple of quiet hours to really analyze
one and see what effect it will have on my group is very difficult.
Often, I end up taking the contracts home.”“The beginning of the day can be very slow. Although
essential, sometimes just checking voice mail and e-mail messages
can take more than an hour, making it harder to get to that day’s
‘must-do’ list of tasks. The positive side is that this technology
creates a better, quicker flow of information, but still, those
slow starts in the a.m. can be frustrating.”
Senior Conference Planner
Financial Executives International
Jule Uppfolk, CMP
Meeting Management Solutions Inc.
Chicago, Ill.“I get frustrated with any person, e-mail or telephone call
that wastes time, especially when people stop by my office and can
see that I am busy. To maintain a cordial office, though, often it
is necessary to be polite and chat for a while.”
Management Development Specialist
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida Inc.
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