Meetings can be the bane of your workplace existence. The initial energy meetings foster quickly dissipates. It doesn’t have to be this way. Paul Axtell explains in Harvard Business Review, 

Steve Jobs insisted that every item on a meeting agenda have a designated person responsible for that task and any follow-up work that happened. He called that person the DRI—the Directly Responsible Individual. He knew the public accountability would ensure that a project or task would actually get done, and he wanted to set clear, organized instructions for his team to follow. It sounds simple enough, and yet the majority of managers and leaders completely fail to do this. 

There are two habits that can turn meetings from a necessary evil to a useful tool: notes and follow up. Read Axtell’s article to uncover the power of the DRI.