Tyler Treat

Meeting notes lose value the moment you finish writing them – and it’s time to fix that

I like to be prepared in meetings. In some ways it’s probably an innate part of my personality, but it also became more important to me as my role has changed throughout my career. In particular, the first time I became an engineering manager is when I started to become a more diligent notetaker and …

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How I take notes in meetings

I’ve always been a fairly diligent note taker in meetings. Taking notes helps me track the conversation and any resulting action items, retain information, and act as a journal for my day—a way to easily look back at past meetings and discussions in order to jog my memory or pull out a specific piece of …

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We suck at meetings

I’ve worked as a software engineer, manager, consultant, and business owner. All of these jobs have involved meetings. What those meetings look like has varied greatly. As an engineer, meetings typically entailed technical conversations with peers, one-on-ones with managers, and planning meetings or demos with stakeholders. As a manager, these looked more like quarterly goal-setting …

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