I met up with my line manager the other day, a nice change to our more common video chats. Spare meeting rooms at head office are seen less frequently than unicorns so instead of sitting in the open plan work area he suggested going for a walk.
The idea resonated with me and it’s something I’m determined to try with my team. Here are a few reasons why
- Meeting rooms are very formal, 1:1s don’t have to be
- Fresh air and a little light excercise is good for all us office bound geeks
- Getting away from the office environment can lighten moods and change perspectives
Now, I don’t suggest you try a walking 1:1 on a wet, cold, or otherwise horrible day but the next time the sun is shiny why not take a walk?
Have you tried outdoor 1:1s? What was your experience?