Walking meetings and treadmill desks

25 Aug

Ben Casnocha has some interesting reflections on walking meetings and thinking. He makes the observation that

“walking meetings involve trade-offs, and before you propose them, you should be sure the topic you want to discuss is well-suited to a walking format.”

He also writes about treadmill desks and says, that for him:

“There’s a parallel to walking meetings. Standing desks are great for “exertion” — it tires my legs, which helps me sleep better, and sleep’s the key to everything. I stand about half the day; while standing I do email, web browsing, and other lightweight tasks. But serious thinking and writing? I have to sit.”

Obviously this reflects his own experience an may not generalize to others. Indeed, many sing the praise of the treadmill desk:

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