22 Aug '11, 1pm

[email protected]: Why Writing Good Notes and Minutes are so Important: #business”

“@coolinsights: Why Writing Good Notes and Minutes are so Important: #business”

Courtesy of Cheltenham Partnership One of the most important yet neglected skills in today's workplace is note taking. In an age of instant communication, smart phones and ever smarter social technologies, the discipline of writing good minutes still has its place. Wait, hang on a minute, you say. Isn't it just the secretary's job to pen down the proceedings of a meeting/forum/brainstorming session? Couldn't we rely on our memory to remember what the follow ups to a discussion are? Well, consider this: 1) Things that doesn't get written down often doesn't get done. 2) Our human minds are limited in capacity (especially as we age). 3) Writing helps to clarify one's thoughts and to improve the logical sequencing of disparate ideas, suggestions and inputs. 4) The pen/keyboard is often mightier than the sword, and whoever influences what's written often determines the outcomes...

Full article: http://coolinsights.blogspot.com/2011/08/virtues-of-writi...

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