- Realize that nothing is cast in stone and things can change so be prepared to make the necessary adjustments. Your boss is not trying to sabotage you.
- Assess which meetings can be adjusted without too much disruption. Internal meetings can usually be changed more easily so start there.
- Depending on the importance of the impromptu meeting, it may need to be changed to another timeslot to accommodate his or her calendar. Usually when I point out the conflict to my boss, he is more than willing to make the change.
- If you have to reschedule, send an email apologizing, but advise that your boss's schedule has changed. People are busy and certainly understand schedule changes.
5 April 2010
When your boss arranges meetings behind your back...
Does your boss ever organize a meeting behind your back? Mine does and it can cause problems with my scheduling. He will have a quick conversation with a staff member and set up a meeting, but not tell me anything about it. That makes it difficult when I am supposed to be organizing his calendar, but since I am responsible to organize his time and in spite of my frustration, I have to make it work. So what can you do when your boss is ruining your perfectly scheduled calendar?