Although some may argue that it is the responsibility of persons unable to attend meetings to find out what was discussed and what assignments may have been made, it’s clearly in your best interest to see that they are updated promptly and thoroughly.
• Make it a point to meet with those unable to attend within two or three days after a missed meeting.
• Summarize key points of the meeting and go over information that requires their attention and follow up.
• Give them deadlines.
Even though persons should be expected to follow up on meetings they were unable to attend, your initiative to meet with them conveys the importance of what was missed and keeps alive their responsibilities to complete assigned tasks as expected.