Good Idea: Walking Meetings

February 18th, 2014 6 Comments

So, it’s all David (@dhaimes) all week, or something, because here comes another post about him.

This time, it’s his walking meetings that caught my eye, quite literally.

I was sitting in the lobby of the Oracle Convention Center in January during the IOUC Summit, looking out the window at the 70-degree day, and David and another dude walk by on the trail across the street, deep in conversation. At the time I thought, that looks like a 1-1 meeting, given that David was gesticulating wildly and doing all the talking.


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Turns out that’s exactly what it was. He even has a hashtag for it, #walkingmeetings.

Great idea, especially given the various trails around the Oracle mothership. Apparently, a few journalists thought so too. Stay tuned to David’s blog and Twitters¬†for details.

Now I’m pondering the Bad Ideas that would accompany this one. Related, someone has graciously collected all the Good Idea/Bad Idea segments into one epic video.

In other news, we’ve grown again, adding a dude named Bill. If you’re keeping score at home, we’re now a tiny team of eight.

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6 Responses to “Good Idea: Walking Meetings”

  1. David Haimes Says:

    Thanks for the shout out, this has been hugely successful and I’ve been stunned by the responses of everyone. I will be blogging more on this topic, I have a meeting from a real life professor to discuss it this week.

    It was a bad idea watching the epic good idea/bad idea video, it’s10 minutes of my life I’ll never get back.

  2. Jake Says:

    @David: The weirdest things grab attention. Not a fan of the Animaniacs, or at least that segment?

  3. David Haimes Says:

    Not really a fan of Animaniacs, when several of the same segment are put together in one long show… not good.

  4. Jake Says:

    @David: And yet, you watched the whole video . . . .

  5. Joyce Says:

    This is a great idea. Especially when you have an exercise-averse manager who needs to spend more time outdoors.

  6. Jake Says:

    @Joyce: I’m sure David would be happy to provide a competitive aspect to push said manager to get outdoors.

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