Wednesday, February 14, 2024 · 3 min read

Harness the Power of Cal.com's Collective Events

Assantewa Heubi
Assantewa HeubiWriter & Content Creator
Harness the Power of Cal.com's Collective Events

Scheduling infrastructure that makes a difference

Old school calendar scheduling has a tendency to be a bit time consuming. You’re cross comparing paper-based agendas, calendars, and timetables while sending emails, and making phone calls. All of this back and forth happens once if you're lucky, but as soon as someone needs to reschedule or an appointment is canceled, the hamster wheel starts up once again. This can be really frustrating because in theory, calendar scheduling should be easy.

After all, it's just deciding upon a mutually agreeable time and date when two or more people can meet. Luckily, Cal.com is a platform that has been designed with human behavior and needs in mind. Our calendar scheduling solution lets you create custom availability schedules and bookable event types. You can also sync your Cal.com account with the digital calendars of your choice. Our product is open-source and customization friendly. All of our users can set parameters related to buffer times, meeting length and location, on a per event basis. Once this is done, booking an appointment is just a matter of sharing your booking link.

Each Cal.com subscription type ranging from our free basic plan to our enterprise offerings contains the tools that you need in order to not just save time but also reduce your stress level. Today, we’re going to look at five different ways to use the collective events feature - one of the most impactful options individuals with access to Cal.com's team and organizational plan have access to.

One - All-Hands Meetings

A staple in the corporate world, all-hands meetings are pivotal to ensuring everyone in the organization is on the same page. With collective events, you can seamlessly bring together every member of your team, from interns to C-suite executives. No longer will you have to fret about an overlapping meeting or someone's time off; Cal.com will consider everyone's availability, ensuring full participation.

Two - Brainstorming Sessions

Innovation thrives in diversity. When you have a project that requires creative brainstorming, a collective event is the way to go. Pull together members from different departments, roles, and backgrounds. This diverse amalgamation of minds can be the crucible for groundbreaking ideas, and Cal.com ensures the process is as smooth as butter.

Three - New Employee Onboarding

The first impression lasts. When onboarding a new employee, introducing them to key members from various departments can set the tone for their journey. Using the collective event type, you can ensure that every relevant team member is present, providing a comprehensive introduction and fostering a sense of community from day one.

Four - Stakeholder Engagements

Engaging with key stakeholders, whether they are investors, partners, or significant clients, often necessitates the involvement of various team members. Be it the marketing head, project manager, or the CEO, collective events ensure you present a united front, showcasing the depth and unity of your team.

Five - Departmental Reviews

Whether it's a quarterly review, annual assessment, or a project post-mortem, collective events can be the bridge that connects different teams. By getting all the right people in one virtual room, these reviews become more comprehensive, actionable, and collaborative. Say goodbye to follow-up meetings and misunderstood directives.

In our ever-evolving digital age, tools like Cal.com's Collective Event Types are not luxuries – they are essentials. By streamlining the scheduling process, you can free up valuable time and mental space. This allows teams to focus on what truly matters: collaboration, innovation, and growth. This can have a profound impact on your business bottom line since "Time is money." Thankfully, using Collective Events is a great way to save both.

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