The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.

Stephen R. Covey

Before a meeting, this report shows how the meeting leader plans to invest the group's time. After the meeting, the report also shows how the time went.


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Time Management Report Content

Screenshot showing planned meeting time and actual time spent.
The time management section of the meeting report

Time per agenda item

Before the meeting, see at a glance how much time the group plans to spend on each agenda item. If the estimated duration isn't set, you'll see a "--". After the meeting, see how much time that agenda item actually took, and how many minutes less than planned (example: -3) or more than planned (example: +5).

Use this information to improve planning for your next meeting.

Time investment

Before the meeting, you'll see the estimated duration based on the scheduled start and end times. You'll also see the planned investment of people time, which is the total amount of time that will be spent in the meeting if everyone invited attends and the meeting runs the expected time.

Example planned time

Fred scheduled a meeting and invited 7 people.
The planned duration is 50 minutes.

The expected investment of people time for this meeting is:
50 minutes X 7 people = 5 hours 50 minutes

After the meeting, you'll see how long the meeting really lasted, and how much time people actually spent in attendance.

Lucid Meetings calculates total time spent based on data in the automated attendance records.

Example total time spent

Fred's meeting actually lasted 60 minutes.
Only 4 people attended. Fred and Sally all stayed the entire time, but Chris arrived lated and Arnaud had to leave early.

The total time spent was:
60 min (Fred) + 60 min (Sally) + 42 min (Chris) + 45 min (Arnaud) =
3 hours 27 minutes