Walk and Talk – The New Approach to Meetings
So what exactly are “walk-and-talk” events? Well they are the art of conducting business meetings on the move and in our case in an inspiring environment taking people out of their comfort zone.
Walk-the-talks have become increasingly popular in Silicon Valley as companies focus more on incorporating employee wellbeing into hectic schedules. As we work, we sit more than we do anything else. We’re averaging 9.3 hours a day, compared to 7.7 hours of sleeping. Chris Tomkins, head of personal health risk management at AXA PPP Healthcare says:-
“What organisations in the modern service economy are experiencing is a steady reduction in productivity as the cognitive performance and energy of their organisation are being sapped…..”
Is sitting at a desk really the most healthy or productive way to undertake meetings? Can you really clear your head, seek inspiration and get those creative juices flowing in another homogenous coffee shop or hotel lounge!
“If you want to think outside the box you have to get out of the box.”
Benefits of Adopting This Approach
With our ‘green meeting room’ approach the benefits are:-
- Allows for more creative thinking – literally thinking outside the box
- Health benefits as above
- Leave the smart phone and tablet behind for once!
- Immersion in inspirational landscapes can began to create new ways of thinking More pleasurable, enjoyable and productive meetings
Suitable for Board and other meetings where you’re seeking something different to energise and allow for more creative thinking