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Does making minutes at a workplace meeting cost money, and how much?

Im having a meeting at work on Tuesday, and because sometimes the owners talk rubbish in meetings, i would like their verbal agreements and declarations to be minuted.
They have declined my request for the meeting to be minuted because "It costs far too much to minute a meeting".

Is this true, that it costs to minute a meeting?
I have my doubts.
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Old 26.08.2012, 16:43
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Re: Does making minutes at a workplace meeting cost money, and how much?

Time is money. Taking minutes takes time, somebodies, and generallly slows down a meeting. Shouldn't be a barrier for you to take the minutes though.
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Old 26.08.2012, 16:45
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Re: Does making minutes at a workplace meeting cost money, and how much?

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Im having a meeting at work on Tuesday, and because sometimes the owners talk rubbish in meetings, i would like their verbal agreements and declarations to be minuted.
They have declined my request for the meeting to be minuted because "It costs far too much to minute a meeting".

Is this true, that it costs to minute a meeting?
I have my doubts.
Volunteer to do it yourself. If decision are made vocalize those during the meeting eg "Just to confirm before we move on we agree XYZ" make the minutes a list of the agreed decision and/or action points. Circulate for comments.

He "said then she said" minutes are tiresome. If the dynamic is that bad you may as well suggest to record the meeting.
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Old 26.08.2012, 18:00
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Re: Does making minutes at a workplace meeting cost money, and how much?

A minuted meeting doesn't cost as much as the confusion that may arise from a non-minuted meeting.

As an alternative, take notes of who agreed what, and major topics of discussion. At the end of the meeting, type it all up nicely, send it around and ask for any corrections.

90% of the time no-one will even read it, and then your minutes stand as the only true and accurate record of the meeting. It's nice being in control.
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