(PRWEB) April 28, 2015 -- In a recent Harris poll, sponsored by Clarizen, almost 50 percent of respondents said they would rather go to the DMV or watch paint dry than sit in a status meeting.
The number one cause of bad meetings is lack of preparation, leading to aimless discussions that waste everyone’s time and frustrate the group. No surprise: creating a useful agenda can be difficult and time consuming - so many team leaders never bother. And without an agenda or instructions, the rest of the team has no clear way to prepare.
Lucid solves this “blank-slate” problem with the introduction of meeting templates for status meetings. The new meeting template gallery showcases a variety of meeting formats based on best practices and the examples of successful distributed teams around the world.
Teams can schedule and run a meeting based on a template directly in Lucid Meetings, eliminating the need to copy and paste information by email. Step-by-step instructions guide meeting leaders through the process, and help them avoid the common problems that make most status meetings so awful. And after the meeting, built-in reporting and feedback surveys show teams if the process they’ve selected is working, or needs to change.
“Meeting templates give teams everything they need to run a productive meeting out of the box.” says John Keith, CEO. “This is awesome because the templates are based on techniques used by successful teams and meeting experts across the world - each template includes a complete agenda, invitations, online meeting setup, and detailed instructions to make it easier to run meetings with confidence."
The gallery includes templates for agile teams, cross-functional groups, and departments. Each template is fully customizable, so meeting organizers can edit and adapt them to their specific industry and workflows.
Companies can also create custom meeting templates to share across projects and teams, benefiting from a repeatable meeting process that increases efficiency and professionalism across the organization.
The new meeting template gallery is available at all account levels on the Lucid Meetings platform.
About Lucid Meetings
Lucid Meetings is a complete online system for running business meetings with your team and clients, with support for scheduling, professional meeting preparation, a collaborative in-meeting experience, and effortless follow-through on meeting results. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.lucidmeetings.com/.
Tricia Harris, Lucid Meetings, http://www.lucidmeetings.com, +1 410-812-8212, [email protected]
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