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FOMO in the Workplace: The Unseen Force Behind Endless Meetings

In the fast-paced world of modern work culture, where connectivity is constant, and information flows ceaselessly, the fear of missing out, or FOMO, has found a new breeding ground: the ubiquitous workplace meeting. Meetings have become a staple of professional life, often leaving employees grappling with the anxiety of missing out on crucial decisions, updates, … Continued

The Epidemic of Unproductive Meetings: A Diagnosis and the Topical Meeting Prescription

In the contemporary professional landscape, meetings have become a ubiquitous feature of organizational life. Whether virtual or in person, they are meant to serve as forums for collaboration, information sharing, and decision-making. However, a growing consensus among employees and executives alike suggests that many of these meetings are, unfortunately, unproductive. This phenomenon has gained so … Continued

Release notes Topical – August 2023

Recently we have released a new version of Topical Meeting Software. On this page we’ll briefly zoom into the new features: 🧑🏼‍💻 Taking minutes You no longer need to switch between agenda items to take notes. With the new editor, you can take minutes directly on the meeting page and its agenda. This allows you … Continued

5 Reasons Why Meetings are Inefficient (and How to Avoid Them)

Meetings are a common occurrence in many workplaces, yet they are often seen as a necessary evil rather than an effective tool for communication and collaboration. In fact, meetings can be incredibly inefficient, consuming valuable time and resources without delivering significant benefits. Here are some reasons why meetings tend to be inefficient: Overall, meetings can … Continued

71% of the meetings are not productive

Everyone who has worked in an office knows how detrimental it is to productivity when people have to interrupt their work a few times a day for a meeting about status updates, an email that has already been sent, or a colleague’s birthday. Efficient meetings are hard to come by in many companies. Maybe you … Continued

Notulen Software is now Topical

Notulen Software has recently changed its name to Topical. This name change reflects the company’s renewed focus on providing software solutions for efficient and effective meeting management. For those unfamiliar with Notulen Software, it is a platform that enabled users to take notes and prepare meetings together. The platform was designed to streamline meeting processes … Continued

Asynchronous meetings and remote work

Asynchronous meetings, also known as virtual or remote meetings, have become increasingly popular in recent years. Unlike traditional meetings, which require participants to be present in the same physical location at the same time, asynchronous meetings are conducted online, with participants logging in at their convenience.. One of the main advantages of asynchronous meetings is … Continued

5 Essential Software Tools for Streamlining Your Meeting Processes

In today’s fast-paced business world, time is a precious commodity. Meetings are an essential part of any organization, but they can often be time-consuming and unproductive. Fortunately, there is now software available that can make your meetings easier, faster, and more effective. In this blog, we will explore some of the software options available to … Continued

Mastering the Art of Minute Taking: Tips and Best Practices for Effective Meeting Minutes

Taking minutes is an important part of any meeting, whether it is a formal business meeting or an informal gathering. The minutes serve as a record of what was discussed, decided, and action items assigned during the meeting. They are also used as a reference for future meetings or as evidence in legal disputes. In … Continued

Revolutionise Your Meeting Process: A Guide for Chairmen and Secretaries to Go Digital

In today’s digital age, businesses and organizations are increasingly turning to technology to streamline their operations and improve their productivity. One area where technology can make a big difference is in the meeting process. By digitalizing your meeting process, you can save time, reduce costs, and improve collaboration and communication among team members. In this … Continued


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