Being a freelancer or hiring freelance contractors often means working closely with professionals from around the globe—even just another part of the country.
Perhaps you’ve been there already: Your sound and connection test are done, your meeting prep is complete, and you join a meeting only to find no one else there. You soon realize you’re actually early—or worse, late—because you forgot to adjust for time differences.
If you are part of a large project that requires the cooperation of several people, or even if you are meeting one-on-one with a client or freelancer, things can get confusing if you can’t keep your time zones straight. Here are four resources and ideas to keep you on time, every time.
TimeAndDate.com is a web solution that boasts a timezone converter and a world clock. The timezone converter allows you to convert any past, present, or future time and takes daylight saving time (DST) into account. You can even create a personal profile and configure your own world clock to include all the time zones that are relevant to your specific needs.
2. World Time Buddy (chrome extension)
Designed for at-a-glance conversions, World Time Buddy is a Chrome extension can also serve as a meeting scheduler.
3. World Clock Mobile App
4. A Physical Installation
And if you are tired of relying on apps for everything, you can always go with an old school wall installation—multiple labeled clocks, each set to a different time zone. Or stack several watches to do the same! Keep in mind, however, that this will not save you from any sneaky DST changes; you will need to set calendar alarms for each zone you need to monitor.
Do you have a go-to method of keeping track of important time zones? Tell us in the comments!