I always like to try new ideas so in 2014 I am going to give walking meetings a try. There are loads of articles available on this topic, my favorite starting point is this The Art of the Walking Meeting from 2008 by Ted Eytan. We are only six years late to the party, but better late than never. I am interested in how this works out, but I feel very excited that it will be a positive move. I have been complaining for a while I don’t have enough time to exercise and that I have too many meetings, so this seems like a win-win situation.
I’m going to hold all my weekly one-to-one meetings as walking meetings, we’ll circumnavigate the the Oracle Lake, which is about 2/3 mile and then if we need to sit on front of a computer for any items do that at the end in my office. I estimate it will give me close to 3 hours extra walking a week, which is not bad for a starting point but I can hope I can expand it if it works well.
As always I’d like to hear thoughts and opinions from all of you, so please use the comments section below.
UPDATE (2/6/14) : You can see my early thoughts on how this is going here