So there is no way to force a form to the next stage? So then the Approval Stage for managers and directors would be the same stage? Just the directors would not get a notification until the managers approve or their time for approval has run out?
The way the managers explained to me the way they want the form to work is:
Applicant submits form.
Applicant and managers are notified.
After 12 hours managers get a reminder if not action has been taken.
If managers approve or no response by managers in 5 days then directors should get approval notification.