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Years ago, I worked for a university in the IT team with an American who brought some very different ideas with him. He was creative and a fan of walking meetings. We would walk the campus discussing plans and strategies. We came up with great ideas.
I had forgotten about this until I read an article that said Steve Jobs, Sigmund Freud, Aristotle, Charles Dickens, and Mark Zuckerberg were all fans of walking meetings.
The advantages of walking and talking:
Neurochemically, our brains are more relaxed during walks due to the release of a cocktail of neurotransmitters. These aid focus, dealing with unforeseen events and reduce depression.
Candour – you feel comfortable sharing thoughts, opinions, and ideas. Walking releases filters, lets your guard down, breaking down biases and barriers.
Creative thinking - Walking seems to be a catalyst for generating fresh perspectives, discoveries, and ideas.
Health - Walking makes you feel good. The average professional spends 9.3 hours per day seated.
Higher Energy - Movement yields circulation; circulation yields energy.
University of Hong Kong research shows that walking side by side helps people connect within 4 minutes.
Want to make a good impression? Go for a walk together.
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