In the accompanying main article “meeting roles”, the purpose of a meeting and which different meeting roles there has been mentioned already. This sub-article discusses what you can expect from a note taker before, during and after the meeting.
What seems crystal clear at a meeting may be completely faded or forgotten at the next meeting. The spoken word is simply fleeting. It is therefore wise to record the meeting result in a report, the minutes. For example, these minutes serve as:
- Information source for absentees,
- Reminder for those who attended,
- Means of recording decisions,
- Basis for progress control.