Add additional status options in calendar...

Idea ID 2813075

Add additional status options in calendar...

In the current version(s) of the GroupWise Client we have at this time 4 options to set the status:
- busy
- free
- tentative
- "out of office"

These option are hard coded. Would be helpful to add at least one more option ("home office" or "work remotely") to this list or make this list configurable.
In the Covid-19 times a lot of employees are not really "out of office" - they are in home offices and work remotely.
May be other customers/users have other or additional requirements.

Best regards,

Heiko

2 Comments
Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert
Status changed to: Needs Clarification

What would Home Office show in a busy search?  As available?

These settings are meant to show the availability of someone to accept/attend a meeting when someone busy searches them.

Busy indicates they are already booked

Free indicates they have an opening for a meeting

Tentative indicates they have a placeholder for a meeting that may or may not become busy

Out of Office indicates the person is completely unavailable,  IE on Holiday or Traveling etc..

 

While Working from home at the home office is not new, we acknowledge it is more prevalent, but if you are working from home are you not available for appointments in busy search?

I am not sure what the request is to display this in busy search without making it confusing to the individual doing the busy search if you are or are not available at that time.

Hello again,

sorry for my late response.

The idea behind this is that the employee in the home office is available for meetings, but usually cannot access the complete equipment of his normal workplace and he is physically not on site. Perhaps the best description would be "available - at another location than the office".

Best regards,

Heiko

 

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