One of the professional activities we do at work is to attend meetings. Important decisions may be taken at meetings.
Keeping track of what transpired in meetings is done through notes or records called Minutes.
This a formal written document keep record of meetings like when it was held, who attended, what decision were taken, who is responsible and what follow up actions are to be taken.
Minutes are usually of two types
Tone and Tenor
Minutes are crisp, clear and error free and usually written in past tense.
Numbering helps in for easy and effective reference
It is impersonal and clear.
The format of minutes taking should include the following
Name of Organization / Chair
Please repeat for additional agendas
These details may be shared with other members also serves as reference point for future meetings.