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An Invigorating Business Meeting?

I had a somewhat unusual, but highly enjoyable business meeting today - I went for an early morning walk before work.

Tony Mattravers is climbing Kilimnajaro in September in support of Cruze Bereavement Care Somerset. As well as training for this and running his own business, Heraldingltd, he’s a pretty interesting chap. We have wanted to meet up for various reasons and it was mutually agreed this could be done whilst engaging in a bit of a hike. He gets a bit of training in, I get a bit of exercise and we can discuss what needs discussing.

And various things struck me as we walked. It was surprisingly invigorating to be out of the office. It still felt like a ‘proper’ business meeting, but the conversation flowed more easily as we walked. Steeper sections gave a moment to reflect on what was being said and the sprightly pace meant the discussion proceeded apace. We seemed to pack a lot into the time we had.

I hesitate to advocate this approach for every meeting (mainly as we were lucky to avoid a downpour!), but I will be engaging in it again as it seemed so productive.

For those who are interested, we walked around Ham Hill, Somerset, heading up King Alfred’s Tower.

Tony is raising money for Cruse Bereavement Care Somerset via his Just Giving page here.

Added By: Phil Wright on 13th Aug 2015 - 17:09
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