Reserved Time

Reserved time arrangements are designed to change the timing or minimize the use of standard meetings.

One option is to designate one day per month as a meeting-free day. On this day, the employee is encouraged to work on key projects or catch up on work that may be late due to his/her busy schedule.

Another option is to rearrange early morning or late afternoon meetings. Employees may experience difficulties and stress commuting to work for his presentation at an 8 AM department meeting. Commuters experience a high level of stress during the morning rush hour. By shifting meeting times to late morning or early afternoon, managers can lower stress levels associated with early or late meetings.