RE: Taking Minutes at Meetings

Subject: RE: Taking Minutes at Meetings
From: "Ehr, Meg" <Meg -dot- Ehr -at- smartworks -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 11:58:47 -0500

Carol Anne T. Wall said:

>We've just be instructed by management that we are to take minutes at the
meetings at the meetings we attend. ... We're feeling undervalued and
demeaned by this change -- the first time this unit has ever taken minutes.

Did management give you any indication as to why they want *you* to take the
minutes? Is it, as Sean Brierly suggested, because you can do it better than
anyone else, or because they really do see you as overpaid note-takers?
Management's motivation may go a long way toward determining your best
response. I guess I'd be a lot more ticked if my _only_ purpose in the
meeting was to take minutes.

I've taken minutes before, at a previous non-TW job, but we rotated the
duties among all of the participants (recurring meetings). That method
worked very well for us - perhaps it could be a workable solution for you.

Meg Ehr


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