Today, we’re announcing the next major improvement to our smart calendar assistant. We’re debuting our new, intelligent scheduling experience, built for the future of work.
When we schedule meetings, we typically consider a single data point: Is the calendar slot free or busy?
The new intelligent scheduler makes choosing a time to meet effortless with smart suggestions, right in Google Calendar. Clockwise automatically generates these smart suggestions, based on more than ten factors, including:
The timezone of every attendee
Meeting preferences (eg: I prefer to meet in the morning)
Focus Time cost (eg: will this meeting interrupt a block of free time that could be used for productive work)
No meeting day
Your ratings of meeting moves
How soon you want to meet
Preserving time for lunch
This reimagined scheduling experience couldn’t come at a better time. With remote and hybrid work becoming commonplace, our working styles are evolving. It’s a great time for an app that respects our meeting preferences and takes the manual work out of scheduling.
"The pandemic has made it even more difficult to find focus — from non-stop Zoom calls to kids shouting in the background, we're all struggling to prioritize our time," said Matt Martin, our Co-Founder and CEO. "We built an intelligent scheduler to make it radically easier for teams to collaborate, while preserving time for everyone to focus on their most important work."
According to our latest data, the time spent in team meetings has increased by 25% as people have shifted to working from home since the start of the pandemic. We also found that about 60% of our user view scheduling and rescheduling meetings as a significant pain point.
“This problem is deeply felt by Engineering organizations and teams, where Focus Time is a precious commodity,” said Martin. “Without adequate Focus Time, Engineers lack the critical heads-down and problem-solving time to develop and deliver effective products on time and of the highest quality.”
Engineering leaders running world-class software development teams, such as Datadog, rely on Clockwise to increase their productivity and impact. The new scheduling experience addresses this need by automating meeting scheduling, a typically time-consuming task.
“There’s nothing more important than time, you can’t buy time. With Clockwise, over two years of organic calendar fragmentation was fixed the day after Clockwise was installed, allowing Datadog employees greater control over balancing their time,” said Emilio Escobar, Chief Information Security Officer, Datadog.
It’s a smarter way to schedule. Try using Clockwise to schedule your meetings today!