Minutes Of A Business Meeting

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One of the most important ways of ensuring that a meeting achieves results, and is thus successful, is to record the Minutes of that meeting.

The reason the Minutes of a Meeting are so important is because it is a written / digital record of what was discussed and agreed in the meeting. It notes and shares:

  • Whether it is to be treated as confidential or not
  • What decisions were made and by whom
  • What was discussed and how the meeting time was used
  • Who agreed to do what and by when to show results
  • Ensures that everyone acts and remembers the meeting in the same way, thus removing interpretation and ambiguity
  • A ‘written’ record for legal and internal audit purposes
  • Who is doing the most work
  • Who is absent and thus is not contributing
  • Who is constantly late / overdue on their work and is thus not doing what they were supposed to, etc.

There is so much a person can learn from any Minutes Of Meeting if one knows what to look for and so it is a vital management tool.

Watch the above video to find out what the Minutes Of a Meeting (also known as MOM for short) should look like and have in it, who it should be shared with and who should create it.

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Lyn has worked in various business areas of large, internationally-recognised, multinational telecommunication corporate organisations since 2004, gaining significant expertise in the business language of each. Her role regularly combined the functions of internal communications, training and change management on large projects and other strategic initiatives. She also has specific experience in: – Creating HR policies and procedures – Talent recruitment lead creation procedures – Process creation, optimisation and re-engineering in AP, sourcing and HR – Migrating and managing SOX and EWC compliance, and implementations – Global and regional Shared Service Centre management and implementations – Bid Management – EcoMetric assessment training and certification procedures – Internship creation and management – Full SAP, IFRS15, Concur and S4 Hana implementations QUALIFICATIONS She has a four-year Higher Diploma in Education from the University of Natal, in secondary (high school) second language teaching. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree, from the University of South Africa (UNISA), majoring in Psychology. She is a certified EcoMetrist and has an Advanced 120 Hour TEFL certificate. Her combination of international business experience provides practical, professional know-how, combined with excellent qualifications, ensures an effective all-round, expert approach to training.

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