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We help organizations run meetings as a competitive advantage.

Every organization invests significant time, money, and energy in meetings, often without getting much back in return. Use the free resources below to understand how your organization fares. Then, contact us to learn how we can help your organization use meetings to create a competitive advantage!

Webinar Recording: The ROI of Effective Meetings

Hosted by Leadership Strategies, Presented by Michael Wilkinson and Elise Keith

ROI Workbook and Spreadsheet

This free packet includes a workbook designed to help you evaluate the return on investment, or ROI, of your meetings, and an Excel file you can use to calculate meaningful numbers for your organization. The exercises here will help you see your meeting performance in terms of real money.

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Workbook Contents

  • About this Workbook
  • Definitions
  • Calculating the "I" in ROI
  • Effective Meetings Increase Productivity
  • Improving Revenue Generation and Impact
  • Improving Employee Engagement and Retention
  • Improving Decision Quality, Velocity, and Effort
  • Action Plan for Improving Meeting ROI
  • Resources

Calculators: What is Your Meeting ROI?

Time is your most precious resource. See what better meetings can do for your organization. Use our online calculators to quickly assess the cost (and value) of your meetings.

Software and audio costs
Organizational costs
Total meeting costs
Efficiency savings

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Elise Keith (2021). Whatever your current meeting culture might be, sticking with it is a choice. The key to higher levels of meeting performance is to make your choices explicit. The tragedy here is that most teams never talk about their meeting culture, except to complain. That complaint turns into the question, "How can we reduce time spent in meetings?"

Elise Keith (2019). At Lucid Meetings, our mission is to make it easy for teams to run successful meetings every day. Teaching teams the skills they need to run successful meetings seems like an obvious way for us to fulfill this mission, which is why we've now opened our first courses to students. We opened Meeting School now because, after over a decade of research and work with high-performing organizations, we know what works.

Elise Keith (2018). Looking at the ROI (Return on Investment) of meetings provides insight into which parts of the business need to take meeting performance more seriously, and which parts are already working well.

Elise Keith (2012). You can evaluate a meeting's gut-level value many ways. A simple up/down or like/dislike can suffice. That said, we find it useful and eminently more interesting to take the gut check further, looking at three different aspects of a meeting's worth.

Elise Keith (2012). We believe the core function of collaborative meetings is to help a team work together towards a common goal. If you also meet to move work forward rather than to simply practice being good at meetings, then there's really a single question you need to ask.

Elise Keith (2012). When it comes to tracking cost and value of meetings, managers will dismiss the cost of people's time as one of these sunk costs because they've already committed to paying salaries. Rather than a sunk cost, your team's time should be viewed in terms of opportunity cost.

Elise Keith (2012). When looking at what an average team spends for collaboration software, getting an apples to apples comparison is next to impossible. When trying to figure out what portion of this budget supports their project meetings, we can't even stay in the produce department.