Paper may be quainter, but let’s face it: tradition takes time. Between the hours you spend hammering out dates and times, printing, placing schedules, speaking with employees, processing requests, and facilitating hour swaps, you’re investing a lot of time just to get the job done in the old-fashioned way. So much so, in fact, that it adds up to a sizable chunk of time at the end of the year: 32 hours. 4 work days. Wow.
According to a survey conducted by Doodle Blog, traditional scheduling methods take time: “People spend almost four full days per year”. The fact of the matter is that considering the duties of a scheduling professional, there’s a more effective way for you to get more done. Period. Solutions like SubItUp.com work by condensing scheduling duties into one easy-to-use portal, allowing your employees to swap schedules with minimal involvement from management, auto-populate working calendars, and more.
Old-fashioned scheduling methods cost you time in other ways, too. Our scheduling system allows you to schedule meetings in a dynamic fashion – a task that would otherwise cost you about 17 minutes per appointment that you would need to set up in person. So, for instance, if you’re looking to set up appointments with 100 employees over the course of a year, you’re looking at about 1700 minutes of talking, scheduling, re-scheduling, suggesting times, etc. That’s about 28 hours—or another mini-vacation.
The point of technology is to simplify lives, and that’s never been more true than with online scheduling.
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