improving board communication and meeting productivity

LORROS is for boards, committees, or any group that meets regularly to discuss and make decisions in a formalized manner.

The Four Pillars of LORROS
Discussions

Decisions evolve from discussions

Polls

Polls can be used for finding consensus.

Meetings

Decisions are formalized in meetings

Actions

Actions track the implementation of decisions.

LORROS discussions capture and contain communication
A LORROS discussion is like a blog, it starts with the main topic and members of the group can comment on the topic or add replies to comments.
  • any group member can start a discussion
  • discussions are saved on the LORROS, so after they are read they can be deleted instead of clogging up your inbox
  • replies to comments are grouped together so they don’t get lost in an email thread
  • members can easily opt in and out of receiving the discussion emails
  • discussions have a set end date (but can be reactivated) so unlike emails, they don’t go on forever
  • file attachments can be uploaded
  • everyone in the group is notified of the last day of a discussion in case they want to add something
  • discussions can be downloaded as PDF or RTF files to be distributed if necessary
  • discussions can be linked from other LORROS activities
  • all discussions are keyword searchable
LORROS polls help find consensus
Taking a simple poll is an easy way to find consensus. Polls, unlike motions, are not binding.
  • any group member can start a poll
  • polls have an end date
  • file attachments can be uploaded
  • anyone who has not voted is notified when the poll is about to close
  • polls can be downloaded as PDF or RTF files to be distributed if necessary
  • polls can be linked from other LORROS activities
  • all polls are keyword searchable

learn more: Anatomy of a LORROS Poll

LORROS Meetings offer more flexibility
Unlike online meetings (video conferencing) LORROS meetings are asynchronous and email-based and have many unique advantages.
  • LORROS meetings follow the spirit of Robert’s Rules of Order
  • no scheduling conflicts, LORROS meetings can be scheduled at any time and span multiple days allowing everyone an opportunity to participate at their convenience
  • even one item agendas make sense with LORROS making it easier to make quick decisions
  • all group members can add agenda items before the meeting
  • random vs sequential agenda order ensures that agenda topics get the attention they require without being deferred or rushed
  • links to LORROS discussions, polls or actions can be included in meetings
  • file attachments can be uploaded
  • formal motions can be moved, seconded and voted upon
  • votes can be a secret ballot or fully visible
  • guests can be invited to participate in individual agenda topics
  • can easily be integrated into real-time meetings
  • minutes are automatically generated at the end of the meeting
  • full transcripts of the meeting are available at the end of the meeting
  • minutes and transcripts can be downloaded as PDF files to be distributed if necessary
  • all meeting minutes are keyword searchable
Actions get things done
Many decisions require actions and unless actions are targeted and tracked they often fall through the cracks and don’t get done.
  • any member can start an action or actions can be assigned
  • actions have a set target date
  • group members can comment on actions and offer advice
  • the owner of the action provides updates to the group
  • file attachments can be uploaded
  • the owner of the action is notified when the target date arrives and the action is flagged if the target date has passed
  • Action records can be downloaded as PDF files to be distributed if necessary
  • actions can be linked from other LORROS activities
  • all actions are keyword searchable

learn more: Anatomy of a LORROS Action

nothing to download
  • Web-based application – nothing to download.
  • Works across all platforms – fully responsive.
  • Setup in less than 5 minutes.
  • Easy and intuitive to use.

 

learn more: Getting Started with LORROS

LORROS includes many other features to improve and enhance productivity