Can I show form users a calendar BEFORE having them fill out the form?
Hey, slightly complex question: my marketing department services several companies under our corporate banner, and we would love a way for end (form) users to see a calendar of scheduled communications before requesting a new one. We're hoping that showing stakeholders our already-full calendar of communications will either deter them from creating a new communication, encourage them to get on board with an existing communication (like a newsletter), or decide to push their communication out a few days to a date when there are no/fewer communications scheduled. I see this working this way:
1. We already know how to put together a sheet that logs communication requests (emails, newsletters, mailings, etc.), alerts stakeholders, and is populated by a request form. What we'd like to do is...
2. Share the calendar view associated with the above sheet BEFORE they fill out the form, so they can make business decisions about when to schedule their communication. We're hoping this transparency results in them self-managing their own requests, so we don't have to constantly convince them that the communication schedule is, in fact, bloated
Any thoughts? We have an Intranet and use MS Teams, so I could just share the existing communications calendar and make a simple two-step process: look at calendar, then request communication... but I'm hoping there may be a slick way to share the calendar, and (maybe?) have them click on the date they want to trigger the form? Too much? Let me know, thanks!