What Is the Standard Format for Meeting Minutes?

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Each company may have a preferred format for recording meeting minutes; however, some standard items to include on the report are information about when and where the meeting was held, the names of those who have and haven’t attended, issues brought up, outcomes of decision-making and further actions that will be taken, notes Management for the Rest of Us. Standardized templates are available that can help with recording happenings at meetings.

When recording issues and discussions, the note-taker should include comments about any discussions or decisions left unfinished and any announcements made. The meeting’s adjournment should also be recorded, and the minutes from the previous meeting need approval, notes Vertex42. The secretary is usually responsible for recording and getting minutes approved.