Aside from very informal, quick discussions, taking notes in meetings is essential. It’s important to capture not only the discussion but also the key decisions and action items generated during the meeting.
Unfortunately, it often falls to the person leading the meeting to take notes. Obviously, this can be challenging when considering the need to stay focused and engaged. How can one do both at the same time? Generally speaking, it’s not a viable option.
In this post, we propose three ways to take notes in meetings.