Yesterday, a hot take about Calendly began to make the rounds on Twitter. I’ll embed the full tweet below, but the gist of the tweet is this:
The author of this particular tweet feels that when you send someone a Calendly link to book a meeting you’re engaging in a “get in line” move. In other words, you’re saying that everything that’s already on your calendar is more important than the thing they want to talk about and telling them to take a spot in line and wait.
‘Calendly’ Etiquette is The Most Raw / Naked Display of Social Capital Dynamics in Business. pic.twitter.com/GEdYj6J6Rt— sam lessin (@lessin) January 26, 2022
Wow. I had no idea I was being such an ass when I sent someone my Calendly link.
I thought what I was doing was showing that person every time I am available and asking them to pick the time that’s most convenient for them. I thought I was opening up my calendar and saying “I can make any of these times work, but what time works best for you?” I thought I was trying to be efficient and avoid all the back and forth and wasted time that goes along with trying to book a meeting by randomly suggesting blocks of availability. I guess I was wrong.