Learning to cope with International Assigments
Assume you are a virtual assistant working from your home. As part of your job, you schedule webcasts, online chats, and teleconference calls for businesspeople who are conducting business around the world.
YOUR TASK. To broaden your knowledge of time zones, respond to the following:
1. What does the abbreviation UTC indicate? (Use Google and search for UTC defintion).
2. Internationally, time is shown with a 24-hour clock (sometimes called "military time"). What time does 13.00 indicate? (Use Google; search for 24-hour clock.) How is a 12-hour clock different from a 24-hour clock? What which are you most familiar?
3. You must schedule a teleconference for a businessperson in Indianapolis, Indiana, who wants to talk to a person is Osaka, Japan. What are the best business hours (between 8 and 5) for them to talk? (Many web sites provide time zone converters. For example, try http://www.timeanddate.com. Click Meeting Planner. Follow the instructions for selecting a day and locations.)
4. What are the best business hours for an online chat between an executive in Atlanta and a vendor in Singapore?
SUBMIT YOUR RESPONSES BY TYPING IN MICROSOFT WORD AND SEND TO MY E-MAIL ADDRESS. DUE BY SUNDAY, MIDNIGHT!!
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