Al Chen

Al is a solutions architect at Coda. Before joining Coda, Al worked on freelance projects building Excel models and dashboards. As an Excel power user for 10+ years, Al's worldview changed when he discovered Coda and began building docs for his clients.

Today, he works with organizations who are bogged down by manual processes and helps them build Coda docs to improve team productivity.

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Taking Effective Meeting Notes: Where Technology Meets Organizational Culture

Jun 26, 2019 by Al Chen in meeting technology, guest post (7 minute read)

I have worked in technology for 10+ years, and have experienced meetings of all shapes and sizes. Interestingly, the types of meetings and ways of conducting meetings have not evolved as quickly as the technology behind meetings. 

Photo by CoWomen on Unsplash

Generally speaking, the meeting starts with the meeting facilitator announcing the agenda. Everyone introduces themselves. Someone is writing meeting notes and minutes as the meeting progresses. As the meeting winds to a close, the meeting facilitator surveys the room for questions and comments.

“We are the only mammals that can cooperate with numerous strangers because only we can invent fictional stories, spread them around, and convince millions of others to believe in them.”

Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens


Topics: meeting technology, guest post

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