When you search for a suitable space for your meeting, you may be offered meeting spaces you can book straight away and/or meeting spaces whose use is managed by an administrator. Depending on the booking type for the meeting space, either a Book or Request button is displayed for each meeting space.
- Book immediately, no approval required (self-managed spaces)
- Request a space, approval required (managed or blind-managed spaces)
Book immediately, no approval required
Self-managed meeting spaces
When the Book button is displayed you can book the space immediately. This type of space is a ‘self-managed’ meeting space. Self-managed meeting spaces are booked on a first-come, first-served basis.
Request a space, approval required
Managed or blind-managed meeting spaces
The Request button is displayed when an administrator must approve the booking before it is secured. This type of space is either a ‘managed’ or ‘blind-managed’ meeting space:
- A managed meeting space can be specifically requested for a booking. Meeting spaces in a managed group require approval from a designated approver before the booking is secured. When a managed space is shown as available for a booking, a Request button is displayed. When you request the meeting space the designated approver must approve or reject the booking and an email is sent notifying you of the decision.
- A blind-managed meeting space cannot be specifically requested. Meeting spaces in a blind-managed group are allocated by designated approvers and cannot be specifically selected. When making a booking, you specify the date/time, location, and attributes required and a Request button is displayed instead of a list of available meeting spaces. The request is received by a designated approver who allocates a suitable meeting space.