This is part of the Working with Global Teams series
Previous Post: Pesky Time Zones
In my “Pesky Time Zones” post I discussed different time zones. Namely, how even adding the abbreviation for the time zone that you are in can be meaninglessfor the recipient.
Especially if they are not familiar with anything but the abbreviation for the time zone that they are in.
While trying to find out what 11pm EST is in the country I live in, I came across an excellent site:
This site lists all the different time zones with the offset from GMT.
Now – this is what is handy for me. If I know the offset of a specific timezone, then I can easily calculate the difference between that timezone and the time zone where I am living.
I recommend bookmarking that site and having it close at hand.