Google calendar is easy to use and can really work for those who may be running a business or just trying to run their household. The key is to figure out how to work Google calendar to suit your needs. It really is simple to do and below are some steps to get you started. Why not consider getting your kids in on the schedule? Remember that the Google calendar is not just for those who own a business. Families can also make good use out of this as well.
All about the schedule
Scheduling meetings when you have a business, or just scheduling your family appointments and keeping track of them is a must. Google Calendar is great when it comes to organizing a schedule. You can send meeting requests instantly to all in your group and set it up so that they can respond as to whether they can attend. You can respond from any device including your phone which makes it very convenient. It can also be easier to teach your kids how to use the schedule. This way they will learn how to better organize each day, and even their own activities. As kids get older it can certainly get more difficult to work with all the various activities.
All of us need reminders, and Google Calendar can be set up to remind you about important up coming events. The key is to make sure that you set up the reminders and then pay attention to them. You can also determine when you will be reminded. I like to be reminded twenty four hours in advance.
Schedule Days Off
One thing that I really like about the Google Calendar is that you can easy schedule days off. This way everyone knows when you are planning to take a vacation, or when you will be away from the office. This makes things a lot easier. Especially if you have older children who may be away at college, or have their own family. This will make planning things a lot easier in the long run.
Play around with it first
The best way to figure out how to use a program is to play around with it first. Set up some fake appointments, and alerts. It may take some time for those who are not used to using computers and interacting with them. If you own a business and you have a team of people who will be using it, it is better to sit with them and have a training session.
You can also set things up so that you can get a morning agenda each day. This gives you a nice list of what needs to be done. For some reason when I look at things first thing in the morning it really helps to keep the day organize.