Many employees within organizations complain about too many meetings. Not only do they feel they waste a lot of time in meetings, they also feel that most meetings are ineffective. Taking good meeting minutes, a written record of what is being covered during a meeting, is a huge contributor to effective meetings.
- Everyone knows that feeling of getting out of a long meeting. You just want to get away from it as quickly as possible.
- The problem with this type of workflow is that you inevitably have to return to your notes to figure out what you need to do.
- Take 10 minutes to go through your notes. It’ll hurt. You won’t want to think about that meeting you just escaped. But you need to review everything while it’s fresh in your mind.
“The problem with this type of workflow is that you inevitably have to return to your notes to figure out what you need to do. That means finding them, reviewing them, and remembering what everything you wrote down means.”