It’s the notes you take after the meeting

Eddie Smith at Practically Efficient:

The ten minutes or so following a meeting is like a grace period in which my mind still retains the most memorable parts of a meeting. […]

I think it’s better to spend the ten minutes or so after a meeting pocketing a few flecks of gold than surrendering it all to the current of time.

You can complain about meetings but if you’re spending that time you might as well retain something. Even better, email the notes to your teammates so they can benefit.