Supporting Minute Takers in Business Meetings: Tips for Chairs

Cartoon cat taking minutes at a business meeting to symbolise the challenges of minute taking.Supporting minute takers in business meetings is important, and it’s easy. If you think your minute taker 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…)