Walk the Walk: Make Walking Meetings a Part of Your Day

Check your calendar. How many business meetings do you have scheduled for the week?

Most people have regular business meetings, whether large, small, formal or casual. We need to have business meetings in order for our business to operate smoothly.

Business meetings are the platform for coworkers to express ideas and share information. Since these two processes are critical to business innovation and problem solving, we must make sure all meetings are productive and efficient.

Sometimes the dull pattern of a meeting can stunt innovation and keep people from sharing.

We may not have the most successful communication at conventional business meetings. Changing up the regular meeting routine can bring life and energy back to your meetings. A walking meeting is one way to refresh the spirit at work.

Integrating walking meetings

Walking meetings can become a seamless part of the wellness program at your organization. Incorporating scheduled walking meetings demonstrates your focus on health and wellness.

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Walking Meetings Solidify Corporate Values, Culture and Vision

Regular office meetings are mundane. Staff members have a general idea of how a meeting will progress. Every office has a habits and practices that run through their meetings. Walking meetings are personal, unexpected and more interactive. This means that you will be able to articulate the organization’s goals and objectives in a better way.

Walking Meetings Aid Your Wellness Program

No matter what your wellness program includes, incorporating walking meetings reinforces it’s mission. Encouraging your employees to be active while at work will show them that your wellness program is an important part of the company culture.

Walking Meetings Demonstrate Compassion and Empathy

When you lead walking meetings, you’re making a personal connection with coworkers. This is a great opportunity to get to know the people you work with every day. Walking meetings help you bond with your coworkers in a new way.

Walking Meetings Change Your Perspective

Talking about organizational structure and future plans while briskly walking through a nearby park can feel very different than talking stats in a cold board room. Changing your location can help you change your perspective. Think more freely, be inspired by nature, and leave behind the distractions of the office.

Hosting walking meetings is just one way to build your corporate wellness program. To learn about wellness programs that integrate health screening for your employees, contact ARCpoint Labs.

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6 thoughts

  1. I think this is a great idea! However, I can see where this can also be an inconvenience if the meeting requires several people but I think if the meeting is between two or three people, it might be a great way to change things up or get some creative juices flowing

  2. Depending on whats on the meeting agenda, this is a great idea. Of course this may not be practical for all meetings but on nice days, if the meeting agenda allows I think this would be a great way to incorporate a healthy work environment as well as create a great bonding experience.

  3. This sounds like a refreshing way to recollect your thoughts on one of those stressful days at work–just to get out of the office is enough of a treat, in itself, but getting a bit of exercise in as well is even better!

  4. It would be really nice to get out and get a breath of fresh air. It gets you away from the office, out of a chair and your eyes off a computer screen, which is always a great way to keep motivated throughout the day.

  5. I have never thought to have walking meetings. Such an innovative and creative idea! You can make a personal connection while showing you care about your employees well being. I think walking meeting can help bring bright ideas to the table. Employees don’t feel as much pressure while they are casually walking and may not even feel like they’re in a meeting. Thanks for the great article! I am definitely going to try a walking meeting soon.

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