Lead time

Lead time is the minimum gap between the moment a meeting is requested and when the meeting occurs.

Let's see an example. Imagine John has set a lead time of 1 hour. At 10 AM, he attends a two-hour company-wide meeting. At 10:10 AM, one of John's clients schedules a meeting for 11:10 AM. John cannot attend the meeting with his client since he is in a two-hour company-wide meeting.

Setting a proper lead time to avoid such situations that allows for sufficient preparation and awareness of upcoming meetings is advisable. For some individuals, a lead time of 12 hours may be appropriate. This means that when they see their calendar in the morning, they can be confident that no one else can schedule a meeting for that day.

If you are a therapist conducting online sessions and are available at your desk during working hours, you might prefer setting your lead time to zero. If someone wishes to schedule a call with you at 3 PM and your slot is available, they can book a meeting for 3 PM directly.

Therefore, it is essential to determine your lead time based on the nature of your business and your preferred working style.

Here are the steps you should follow to add lead time :

  1. From the left-hand sidebar, click on Meeting Links.

  2. Click on the meeting link for which you want to add a lead time.

  3. Click on the Where tab.

  4. Set the lead time.

  5. Click on Save.

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