At one time or another, we’ve all had to prepare for or organise a work meeting. We know that the task isn’t an easy one and it’s sure to leave us with a few grey hairs. Don’t even get me started on how long they can last, kind of like the Energizer Bunny; they can go on and on and on and on.
Thankfully, there are apps to help us out. Here are 5 of our favourites (the first 4 are free!) that will improve your productivity and will help you organise your meetings more efficiently. I’ll save the most interesting, a paid application, for last.
Top 5 apps for organising meetings
1. Invitation. If the meeting has more guests than your last New Year’s Eve party, you’re probably sweating bullets thinking about sending out E-mails to coordinate a time and day.
Wipe away that sweat and download Vyte.in. All you’ve got to do is create an event and add your guests. You can suggest various dates and meeting locations for guests to choose from. There’s also an option for guests to suggest a new date or location.
The applications best feature is that it links to Google Calendar. For those of us who use Gmail regularly, this is an advantage, because:
Right now, like many others I am at my desk, sitting in a typical office somewhere along the Mediterranean. I am surrounded by the sound of little fingers running across keyboards and occasionally, the hum of the coffee machine doing its magic. It’s a cold winter day and outside the sky is dark, rain falls and I hopelessly stare out of the window, imagining a cup of hot chocolate and curling up in my favourite plush chair that overlooks my quiet street. Oh, what a wonderful world it would be if snuggling and cuddling was my job.
As a matter of fact, my daydream is someone’s beautiful reality. No, you don’t need to rub your eyes and read that again. Samantha Hess, an American entrepreneur from Oregon does exactly what I dream about, she is a professional Cuddler! Imagine putting that on your next business card! Owner of Cuddle Up to Me, she offers per professional cuddling services to clients for $1 a minute. Think it’s a bit peculiar? I do too, but during her first week of service, Samantha received over 10,000 E-mails from keen cuddlers in hopes to make an appointment with the cuddle queen! Would you do it? Would you pay 63 pence a minute to cuddle with a stranger?
You’re interested in working for a Startup? Are you ready to take on a whole new universe of technology, a fast past environment and most of all, are you ready to be surrounded by the world’s most creative and innovative? If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, take a look at this infographic. We’ve checked out Startups in the 22 countries where we offer jobs and how the industry has evolved from 2013 to 2014.
We also take a look at the perfect Startup job candidate as well as top hiring UK cities, top categories, titles and salary range.
What strange and unusual things do you do in the office?
We all do things we’d rather not admit to. You know what I’m talking about; the sneaky nose pick on the tube, squeezing all the plums at the market to find the juiciest batch, or letting out that long, satisfying burp after downing half a box of pizza and a pint of beer. (Or wait, is that last one just me?)
What about the weird stuff we do at the office when we think no one’s paying attention? We asked our readers to let us in on their office secrets, and here’s what we got.
Your top 10 office confessions
Here’s what you need to know, and what you can do to keep those nasty fellas at bay.
We pay lots of attention to the cleanliness of the office toilet and kitchen because they’re the places that get the dirtiest. Well, that’s what we think. You don’t think about your computer keyboard, do you? But you wouldn’t imagine the amount of bacteria that hide in between the tiny keys, inside and on your mouse, in filing cabinets, and drawers! Our office desk is the control panel for practically the whole workday, so it’s normal for our activity to leave its mark.
Bacteria move around as they like, dodging your attempt to keep things in their place, even steering clear of the daily cleaning service. Remember that the cleaning staff have instructions not to move things around in your workspace, to not misplace documents, so their cleaning is usually – let’s say – prudent.
Did you know?
500 types of bacteria look for a home on your office desk: 100 more than on a kitchen table and 400 more than in a toilet.