The time of day you plan to have meetings is very important because timing is everything. There is usually a lot to do and not enough time in the day!
Particularly on a weekday. At times, it may seem as though we only sit down at our desks and the day is virtually done. This is especially true if your day is jam-packed with meetings. Your meetings on your calendar should be productive if you want your workday to be as productive as possible!
As discussed in our previous blog, what time should you schedule meetings? Are Mornings effective?
70% of Professionals prefer appointments before 10 am
Are Mornings really effective to hold meetings?
Our research indicates that the early mornings around 9-12 are one of the best times to hold meetings. The phones haven’t started ringing yet. The emails aren’t piling up. You’re not disrupting any work that’s already underway. Many people are at their most alert first thing in the morning.
Benefits of Morning Meetings
But what are the benefits of holding a meeting in the morning?
- More Time to organise for the day
Without a doubt, those that rise early have the chance to plan their day effortlessly and make a detailed itinerary for all of their meetings that day. Professionals can get ready for a busy day without having to multitask, which can be challenging. This increases self-productivity.
- More energy to use effectively
Straight out of your beauty sleep, can help keep your productivity at its full potential as your brain is at its peak performance, allowing for greater customer engagement, better attentiveness, and overall more energy in meetings which can help you in your day.
- Establish good habits (create standard expectations)
By consistently hosting meetings via your online meeting platform of choice, you are creating an organized environment and getting your attendees to be habitually prepared every morning. This will help get all of the important stuff sorted out in the morning and leave the easier and less time pressure later in the day.
Set-backs of Morning Meetings
Morning meetings might have their perks but it’s not for everyone, here’s why:
- Can be ineffective due to poor sleep
Everyone would like to keep their mornings fully productive however a late meeting at night or poor sleep can affect how well you start the day. It can be even harder to organise meetings and it can impact the start of the day which is the most important time of the day.
- Not everyone likes morning meetings
Mornings might be for you, but some like to have their meetings later in the day or in a situation where they can’t take calls in the morning due to inflicting schedules or timezones which makes it difficult to attend the meeting successfully.
In reality, there is no perfect timing when you schedule meetings, it all depends on how critical and important the meeting is. The most important should be reserved for later in the day, preferably afternoons while easier meetings should be done earlier on to get off your desk. Booking into too early or too late is not favourable for anyone so desirable times consist of late mornings and afternoons.
No matter what time you prefer your meetings, CatchApp Bookings enables professionals to allocate their best availability for meetings easily in a matter of clicks!