Municipality accounts, marketing material, expense slips (receipts), marketing letters, notes from a meeting, letters from school, party invitations…. Apparently, we’re living in a world that is more and more virtual, but with all this paper it certainly doesn’t feel like we’re in the electronic age!
Left unchecked, your paperwork can get out of control. How do you get it back?
Minutes should capture the purpose of a meeting, the agreed outcomes and can be used for follow-up purposes. But, just how much detail should be included in a set of minutes?
According to recent survey data released by wireless presentation specialists Barco, a person will spend more than 8 hours a week in meetings. That equals about 11 weeks a year. Further, 59% of people feel their engagement is affected by the number of meetings in a day.
I’m sure we can all think of the many meetings we have unnecessarily attended. Times when we have been unclear of the outcomes or felt frustrated that a subsequent meeting has covered exactly the same topic.
Here are 4 tips on how you can host effective and valuable meetings.
Meetings are an important part of everyday business life. Meetings are a hub for brainstorming fresh ideas, solving problems, interacting with clients, and getting familiar with staff. Without them, your work life would be absolute chaos. However, a meeting only poses useful when all the crucial discussion points were properly noted.
Whether for an all-day strategy session, a monthly sales meeting or a quick internal meeting, getting someone professional, like an admin assistant, to take minutes makes perfect business sense. Here are 5 reasons why you should outsource the minute-taking of your meetings.
The average person in this day and age has a ton of things to get through every day which begs the question if 24 hours is really enough time to get everything done. Before you know it, your short days become so consumed with tedious yet necessary tasks, that one forgets to simply look up, breathe in and just enjoy the time one never seems to have.