“You’ll be surprised how fresh air drives fresh thinking, and in the way that you do, you’ll bring into your life an entirely new set of ideas.”


The end of each year usually means more meetings. Planning sessions allow teams to gather for brainstorming and outlining how they’ll implement next year’s work. Although these meetings are important, they can be time-consuming and less than productive. Changing the location of your meetings, however, could contribute to more constructive, inspired discussions.

In her TED Talk, Nilofer Merchant, an author and corporate director, discusses the walking meeting and how adding it to her weekly routine has changed her life. Merchant also explains how she was introduced to the idea and why it fosters problem-solving and creative thinking. As we get further into the planning season, it could be the perfect time for your organization to introduce this innovative concept for driving new ideas.