Take Notes At Work To Boost Your Productivity

Take Notes at Work to Boost Your Productivity

You may think you were done taking notes after you finished school, but taking notes at work can really boost your productivity. Not only can you prevent having to follow-up later on the same topics with your boss, it can be a great source for others who are less prepared.

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Kate Stull at The Muse explains in more detail:

On the flip side, taking notes is an incredible way to show respect to people. It shows you're listening and that you think what they are saying is important. Your notes serve as your guide to doing your job better, too; you can easily refer to the important information you need to succeed whenever you need it, without delay.

I've found that taking simple notes during meetings can be invaluable, especially if you jot down action items for yourself and others. Once you do that, it makes following up easier. If you opt for handwritten notes, convert them to digital for easy access later. For more details on when you should take notes at work, and how to find the right note taking style for you, read the full guide linked below.

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Comments

    I don't know how one could survive professionally without taking notes! I once attended a meeting with a client with my then boss who used the 'Jack Frost' (of TV show 'Frost') approach to note taking: either don't or on the back of an envelope. He had a great memory, but it looked very unprofessional and I think showed contempt for the client's people.

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