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Minutes give a clear, concise overview of the most important points discussed and decisions made during the meeting. They can help everyone stay on the same page and provide important information that can be used in long-term planning and for accountability purposes.

The results of any vote are recorded. This is important since it provides an exact indication of the percentage of people who voted in favor or against or abstained from the decision. It also serves as a legal protection for attendees if any decisions made during the meeting later result in lawsuits.

In general, the responsibility of recording minutes of a conference is assigned to a person designated as minutes-taker. Ideally, the person who takes minutes will be impartial and not involved in the actual content of the meeting which allows them to concentrate on recording accurately what was said. This allows the minute-taker be more objective and ensures that all the important points are included in the final minutes.

You can go through them in the near future to determine progress and accountability. Minutes can be referenced to identify how much time was devoted to each item and to see which action items have been completed been completed. Minutes can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of meetings based on the number of actions taken.

In order for an organization to be successful, it is important to record accurate and precise minutes of meetings. They hold everyone accountable for their actions, and provide a roadmap to help them achieve their goals.