An alternative perspective about taking meeting minutes

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I was talking to a recruiter once who asked me how I felt about taking meeting minutes. The first thing I said was ā€œI think meeting minutes are overrated because Iā€™ve rarely if ever seen them consulted again by meeting participants. When is the last time you consulted meeting minutes after a meeting was over?ā€ While we both laughed about my response, I was quite serious and didnā€™t know how serious I was myself until well after the call was over.

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