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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