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I’m a new associate on a transformation project and am on multiple hours of calls each day. Most of the time have no idea what’s going on and often space out or go on phone. I know that’s bad but just am drained from all the new lingo. Also I’m supposed to take notes but they’re bad notes bc I’m confused most of the time. Any advice on how to be more engaged and/or take better notes?

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Start just by writing down what’s said. Review with your manager and send to your team after every meeting for accountability. Clarify unfamiliar terminology with your team. You’ll pick it up

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Thanks! Good idea will try it out

Walk through your notes with the SA or Manager for a few times after the meeting and you’ll understand much better

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Yeah unfortunately there’s not an SA on the project so may have to do manager

Been there… I stopped taking notes and started actively listening. This style didn’t sit well with some of my managers but I felt like I was able to get up to speed faster and provide more value in the long run. Also, something I did that I realize many of the new generation don’t do is I performed a lot of research and read books to get up to speed on my own time. Whoever wants it the most will get it. No easy buttons.

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All good points. Think I need to be more proactive and start really focusing with no distractions and doing outside research. And also setting up time to ask questions. Thanks!

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