With a regular calendar system, there's not a great way to ask coworkers if a booked meeting is real or not. Confirmations are one way Robin helps schedules running smoothly by giving folks a way to indicate if a meeting is still happening. To understand how they work, let's look at the lifecycle of an average meeting:
- Monday: You book a meeting for Wednesday at 10AM and invite three people.
- Tuesday: Two people RSVP no.
- Wednesday: You forget to cancel the meeting, even though everyone has to reschedule. Your coworkers find out the hard way.
In this case, even though a meeting is on the schedule it would help everyone in your office to understand if a meeting is likely to still happen. With Robin, you have an opportunity to confirm (or delete) the meeting shortly before it starts thanks to in-app reminders and room display cues.
Since you can only confirm a meeting up to two hours in advance of it starting, you can have confidence that people will show up for a confirmed meeting.
How are event confirmations made?
Confirmations come from a few different places:
- Checking in via the room display
- Via the "Actions" available on the web dashboard
- Via the "Actions" available in the mobile app
- Via presence detected through the mobile app
As Robin learns more about how your organization works, you may see additional options to confirm meetings appear throughout the apps.
Confirmations and Unbooking
If you've enabled automatic unbooking for abandoned meetings, there are two kinds of meetings which do not require confirmations, and will not unbook:
- Meetings that are 8 hours or more (i.e. all day events), because showing up at midnight to confirm your all-day seminar is probably not a great experience.
- Meetings booked (from Robin only!) less that two hours in advance (including impromptu meetings on the room display) will automatically confirm since they fall inside the confirmation window. The average organization on Robin will see about 15% of their total meetings fall into this category. You can customize this confirmation period via scheduling settings.