Did you know knowledge workers spend over 60% of their time in meetings, according to a 2013 study? Face-to-face meetings are a perfect time for teams to bring up ideas, build consensus, and make decisions that move projects forward. But keeping everyone on the same page can be difficult. So we created Dropbox Paper, a simple, powerful way for teams to work together. With Paper, your team has one central place to create and find the info they need, including meeting notes. Here are three simple ways you can use Paper to run a tight, efficient—and valuable—meeting.
If you have existing Paper docs with relevant background info, just add links and get your team up to speed quickly. Share the doc in advance of your meeting to provide context for the discussion. If you use Google Calendar for work, you can integrate it with Paper to save yourself some typing. One click creates a template that's auto-populated with your subject, date, attendees, and your agenda.
With Paper, you can assign tasks simply by mentioning someone with the @ sign to assign tasks, and even get notifications when the task is complete. With the sharing feature, you can share the doc with all stakeholders—including those who couldn't attend. That way, the entire team moves forward knowing what was discussed, what was decided, and who owns the action items. Efficient meetings can make a measurable difference in your team's productivity. By bringing together content and collaborators in one place, Paper can help you simplify what happens before, during, and after, so you can keep projects moving forward. Try Paper for your next team meeting.