3 best alternative ways for your meetings
Why host just another corporate meeting when it has never been easier to develop a truly unique offering to delegates. Popular alternatives to what was once the ‘norm’ include:
More and more businesses are implementing a standing meeting policy. In the case of standing up vs sitting down, the former is better for cardiovascular health, promotes efficiency (we want to sit down- standing meetings can cut length down by 34% according to New York Magazine), and can instil a sense of shared purpose and goals.
Although a terrible idea if your venue is in the middle of a town or city, if there is some pleasant, usable outdoor space on offer, no distractions, and good weather why not move the event outside? This will give you room to engage in activities, can inspire different thinking, and is really effective at creating a more relaxed, less formal atmosphere.
With the likes of Mark Zuckerberg and the late Steve Jobs supposedly fans of walking meetings there must be some benefits. How about, according to Stanford University research, 60% increase in creative output, improved fitness (in turn having an impact on brain function), higher energy levels, better focus (leave smartphones in the bag/jacket before heading out), and better delegate mood if a study by the University of Essex can be believed.