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25 Reasons to record meetings with an AI meeting assistant

Meetings are where critical decisions are made, strategies are discussed, and ideas are born. However, the fear of missing out on essential information shared in meetings often haunts professionals. Rewatch empowers your team to participate fully in meetings without worrying about missing a single detail.

By Liz Childers in


Meetings are typically where strategies are formulated, ideas are shared, and decisions are made. So meetings are great, right? If you’ve worked a knowledge-sharing job in the last decade, you likely just snorted a resounding ‘no’.

With a 153% increase in weekly meetings since 2020, it’s no surprise that, 70% of employees say that fewer meetings and emails would improve their productivity: meetings are completely overloading most people’s calendars. Should employees prioritize their own work over meetings then? Again, no, because most companies are not able to adequately disseminate information, decisions, and strategies from the meetings.

It’s a difficult cycle that causes organizations to waste money on idle meeting attendance and poor productivity, while employees burn out through a combination of meeting fatigue and inability to actually get work done.

This is why an AI meeting assistant is crucial for organizations to create alignment and productivity. Tools like Rewatch ensure that no detail, decision, or insight is lost: meetings can be limited to stakeholders, and silent participants — team members who really are just there for the information — can catch up on meetings when and how it works for their own schedule and workflow.

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Let’s dig into the long list of benefits of recording your Google Meets & Zoom meetings with an AI meeting assistant:

  1. Knowledge retention: Recording meetings ensures that all important information, decisions, and insights are preserved, reducing the risk of critical details being forgotten or lost.
  2. Reduced note-taking pressure: Participants can focus on active engagement in the meeting rather than frantically taking notes, leading to more meaningful contributions.
  3. Accessibility: Recorded meetings can be accessed at any time, allowing team members to review discussions, refer back to important points, and stay informed.
  4. Remote collaboration: In a globalized world, recorded meetings enable distributed team members or those in different time zones to catch up on discussions without the need for synchronous communication.
  5. Training and onboarding: Recorded meetings can serve as valuable training materials for new hires, helping them quickly get up to speed on company processes and procedures.
  6. Accountability: Recording meetings holds participants accountable for their contributions and commitments, as everything is documented.
  7. Legal documentation: In certain industries, meeting recordings can serve as legal documentation in case of disputes, compliance issues, or audits.
  8. Improved decision-making: Reviewing past meetings allows for better decision-making by providing historical context and insights into previous discussions and outcomes.
  9. Efficient communication: Recording meetings reduces the need for lengthy email threads or follow-up meetings to clarify points, leading to more efficient communication.
  10. Enhanced productivity: Knowing that meetings are recorded can encourage more focused discussions and discourage unnecessary or unproductive tangents.
  11. Archiving and compliance: Some industries and organizations have strict compliance requirements that necessitate the archiving of meeting records for regulatory purposes.
  12. Feedback and improvement: Reviewing recorded meetings can help teams identify areas for improvement in communication, collaboration, and meeting effectiveness.
  13. Documentation of progress: Recorded meetings can track project progress over time, making it easier to monitor milestones and goals.
  14. Knowledge sharing: Meeting recordings can be shared with team members who couldn't attend, ensuring that important information reaches all relevant parties.
  15. Transparency: Recording meetings promotes transparency within the organization, as employees can see and hear firsthand what transpired during discussions.
  16. Conflict resolution: Meeting recordings can be invaluable in resolving disputes or conflicts by providing an objective record of what was said and agreed upon.
  17. Cost savings: By reducing the need for repeated meetings or extensive documentation efforts, recording meetings can lead to cost savings in both time and resources.
  18. Consistency: Ensures that all team members receive consistent and accurate information, reducing the risk of miscommunication.
  19. Innovation and idea generation: Recorded brainstorming sessions and idea-sharing meetings can serve as inspiration for future projects and innovations.
  20. Time management: Participants can optimize their time by attending only relevant portions of a recorded meeting, skipping over less pertinent sections.
  21. Demonstration and training: Recorded product demonstrations or training sessions can be shared with clients or customers, enhancing understanding and engagement.
  22. Quality control: Organizations can use meeting recordings to assess the quality of presentations, communication, and customer interactions for improvement.
  23. Historical reference: Over time, meeting recordings become a valuable historical reference, tracking the evolution of strategies, goals, and organizational changes.
  24. Effortless recap: AI meeting recap tools, like Rewatch, can generate concise summaries, making it effortless for teams to catch up quickly.
  25. Competitive advantage: Leveraging meeting recordings for better decision-making, communication, and collaboration can give businesses a competitive edge in their industry.

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