How can I avoid to be seen as the responsible person to share meeting notes?
Many times, I am the only person taking notes in a meeting. This lead several people to conclude that
1) I am taking care of all the action items, being them for myself or others, and that
2) They can direct me to write specific things down
Both conclusion are wrong, yet how can I make this clear professionally within the meeting?
as Mark and Mike suggested, I'm taking notes in our company meetings to keep track of interesting topics and facts.
Unfortunately, I am most of the times the only one doing so. In particular the meeting organiser are not accustomed to do so or to ask someone to take meeting minutes.
This lead to the paradox situation that several colleagues concluded unspoken that:
1) I am taking care of all the action items, being them for myself or others, and
2) That they can direct me to write specific things down (e.g. things <em>they</em> are interested of)
I have initially attributed this to individual behaviour. However, over time this behavioural pattern emerged at several colleagues (more than 10).
My current response is not writing down notes for others and tracking only actions which are relevant to me. This works to the limits that <em>after</em> a meeting, no additional work is created.
However, I am looking for a strategy within the meeting to demonstrate that I take care of my stuff and my stuff only.
Thank you for your suggestions, ideas and comments.