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oweri02

I'm sure everyone who is involved in conference calls hates the "lets wait 2
minutes for everyone to join..."

So, instead of "remind me in 15, 5, 0 minutes" why not be "15, 8, 3 minutes"
with a "you need to leave for your meeting NOW" or "you need to dial into
your meeting NOW" depending upon the meeting category that has been set. This
would mean everyone "should" join meetings on time and avoid the constant 2
minute delays at the start of most calls...

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Roady [MVP]

You can already type in that field to set any custom reminder time that you
want. It's up to the meeting organizer to open the meeting on time and
reprimand the people that are too late if needed. If he sends out a meeting
with a 15 minute beforehand reminder, then the meeting room should be opened
15 minutes beforehand as well. Same is true for on-line meetings; you can
set a waiting room for people who connect early (on-time).

Changing the reminder times will not change people who always wait until the
last second. They should learn that when the reminder fires, they should
take action immediately to get you where they need to be.

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"oweri02" <oweri02> wrote in message
news:E7BA447A-2347-4EDE-9C6B-A1B68C583D01@microsoft.com...
> I'm sure everyone who is involved in conference calls hates the "lets wait
> 2
> minutes for everyone to join..."
>
> So, instead of "remind me in 15, 5, 0 minutes" why not be "15, 8, 3
> minutes"
> with a "you need to leave for your meeting NOW" or "you need to dial into
> your meeting NOW" depending upon the meeting category that has been set.
> This
> would mean everyone "should" join meetings on time and avoid the constant
> 2
> minute delays at the start of most calls...


 
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oweri02

I understand that you can't force people to attend on time... but you can
help them... giving them the opportunity to delay a reminder to "0 minutes"
clearly is encouraging them to never turn up on time.

If the defaults were (as I said) 15, 8, 3 (without a postpone) - then it
would almost encourage good behaviour, as opposed to encouraging BAD.

I'm merely trying to help fix bad practice... yes they can be reprimanded
for joining late, but better to fix before it goes wrong - make sense?

Thoughts?
 

Brian Tillman

Senior Member
"oweri02" <oweri02> wrote in message
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> I'm merely trying to help fix bad practice... yes they can be reprimanded
> for joining late, but better to fix before it goes wrong - make sense?


Why not just start the meeting on time and screw the procrastinators? Seldom
are there good technological solutions to behavioral problems.

 
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