Article here about taking notes for your job, any job where you have to remember things.
It says that when something's said in a meeting and you forget to write it down, you're emailing or texting to find out what it was. When you remember what they say (by writing it down) you show that you're listening to them. They might even think it's important to you. It shows them that it IS important to you.
Part says: "And a secret bonus, taking notes actually makes you smarter. When you have a collection of thorough, thoughtful notes all in one place (that you actually revisit from time to time), you start to see connections between things you otherwise wouldn’t have seen and have information that other people don’t retain. This is how you’ll get great ideas, form new connections, and become the kind of innovator and leader who makes things really happen on your team."
Some people prefer text or even on the computer, but someones people wonder if you're actually taking notes or not. Of course they couldn't tell with shorthand, but they will assume you are (and you probably are).
"Gregg Shorthand had achieved the most extraordinary success ever attained by any system in the history of shorthand." John Robert Gregg, 1922