Delaying Automation actions and synced sheets

I can see a way of using formulae with date and time calculations but this is such a convoluted way of having to delay an action from a trigger. My use case involves referencing a synced table - but as the sync doesn’t happen in real time I want to delay my automation until it has. I foresee this need growing.

it would be great to see a delay action in automations.- anyone with simple work around or ways of getting this up the priority list ? .