Spare a thought for the person taking minutes at your meeting.

Spare a thought for the person taking your minutes

If you think the minute taker at your meeting enjoys the role, you’re probably wrong. I’ve seen more anxiety about taking minutes than about any other form of business writing. And it doesn’t surprise me.

The minute taker is often the most junior and least experienced person in the room. I know because I spent a lot of time early in my career being this person – taking notes in meetings where I knew very little about what was (more…)