Normal English language service is restored after yesterday’s German language MSP blog post celebrating European Multilingual Blogging Day!
Each of the seven points he suggests to make a breakthrough are important, but points number one “get out of the meeting room” and three “take a walk” really struck a chord with me.
Technology can be a distraction
Some of my coaching meetings with clients require us to be at a computer and talk tech.
But for many more of these meetings, where we focus on more creative subjects such as marketing, and relationship based subjects such as client management, I’ve long suspected that having technology nearby actually proves a distraction.
Head to the local park
So as an experiment for a few of my recent face-to-face coaching meetings, we’ve left the meeting room and gone for a walk in the local park.
It’s amazing the difference walking and talking makes to the flow of ideas and discussion.
And you get a nice bit of exercise – something that’s sorely lacking in most (including my own) IT Professionals work lives.
So the next time you and your business partner, or you and your employee, or you and your mentor or coach have a meeting scheduled – try it as an experiment. Take your meeting outdoors.
You might be surprised at the results!