Over the last six years at least I have had the pleasure of working on projects with colleagues spread across the globe. Many working from home, or other people’s houses. Others at traditional places of work. Whichever the case one common issue is “knowing” what time zone other parties are in, when it is convenient to have a call etc etc. Most computer applications are poor at sharing inherent knowledge of time zone differences.
One exception is Skype which has that information to hand. Not easy to find – but it is usually there. Simply click on a contact and the time information is displayed on the right hand side.
There are important ramifications of working in Woild Toime, which I shall follow up in a later posting. If you are interested in Woild Toime issues please let me know.