Sid Gupta | June 29th 2018
There are some basic software tools out there that, with a little creativity, can be used for many different tasks. Microsoft Word for example -- you can use it to take minutes, write notes, make fliers, draw up calendars, and much more. It’s just a blank slate, and you can use that slate however you want. It’s reliable, and you know it can get the job done.
We can be hesitant towards using AI services because they can sometimes feel like too much, or like they’re only good at doing one specific thing. In this week’s blog article, we’ll be discussing some AI services that are as simple and versatile as a blank slate. On top of that we’ll also discuss ways you can integrate these services into your everyday life.
Alex Gordienko | June 12th 2018
Unproductive meetings happen all the time, sometimes because people arrive unprepared
and sometimes because people don’t contribute. But a sure-fire way of reducing the productivity
of people’s workflow is to take bad minutes or take no minutes at all. Good meeting minutes have
the potential to keep a meeting structured and on task as well as push people to accomplish their
work, thus leaving a positive impact on the team even after the end of the meeting.
But just like most work, the task of taking ‘good minutes’ is difficult to define, and has no specific steps for success. Instead, good meeting minutes must be just as fluid as meeting discussions. That being said, there are certain guidelines to heed to create great minutes. There are certain guidelines to heed to create great minutes, and this article will address the structure of good minutes, and the templates available to enforce that structure to happen.
photo credit: The Efficient Startup
Adam Comer | June 6th 2018
At Knowtworthy, we are constantly researching for ways to improve our software to
better suite our users. We found a book of particular interest that focused on very interesting
meeting specifics which will be detailed below.
The author gives a different perspective on meetings than what most people would assume. With meetings such a commonplace occurrence for anyone in the workforce, most professionals won’t bat an eye at the occasional unproductive meeting. However, the author challenges this idea and proposes that meeting are serious monetary investment by a team. The financial costs associated with a meeting can often be higher than the participants realize. The author opens our eyes to this issue, allowing us to think more critically about meetings and whether or not they are actually moving us toward our goals.
Sid Gupta | May 27th 2018
It’s hard to make meetings great for everyone. Even when so much time is put into their preparation, the conversation can still feel uninspired, with the participants feeling unproductive. In fact, the Harvard Review surveyed 182 senior managers from a wide range of industries, and found that only 17% said meetings are generally productive uses of group and individual time. Furthermore, 62% of participants said meetings miss opportunities to bring the team closer together.Continue Reading
Alex Gordienko | May 18th 2018
As a company interested in all things note taking, we sent
out a survey in early May to find out more about how students prepare for assessments and what
kind of role note taking plays in their studies. From a sample size of 47, we received interesting
results across all of our questions but the ones discussed below stood out to us. Once again,
a huge thank you to everyone who participated!
First, lets take a look at how students chose to review a large amount of content in preparation for an assessment.
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