Is the pen mightier than the keyboard?

By Scot Herrick | Cube Rules Commentary

Feb 14

The information in this infographic is, no doubt, oriented to students in a classroom taking notes. When I looked at it, though, I thought it pertained better to taking notes — or capturing minutes and action items — in meetings.

I know I’ve struggled with taking notes both handwritten and on a laptop. In most cases, I would agree that handwriting is better for retention — but not for reading the notes later mostly because my handwriting is so poor…

And, personally, I’ve found that taking notes in a table format in OneNote at work or a mind mapping program otherwise both have been effective at capturing the roving conversations in a meeting as well as retaining what was said. What’s better for you?

A great infographic, then, from Constanta Medical University.

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About the Author

Scot Herrick is the author of “I’ve Landed My Dream Job–Now What???” and owner of Cube Rules, LLC. Scot has a long history of management and individual contribution in multiple Fortune 100 corporations.

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