TED Conversations

Lance Lie
  • Lance Lie
  • Huntington Beach, CA
  • United States

Sr. Technical Support Engineer II, Aerospace

This conversation is closed.

Hold meetings outside the office, like at a restaurant or coffee shop to inspire the the thought process for new ideas.

I was inspired by Nilofer Merchant's idea of holding a meeting while taking a walk. Holding a meeting somewhere outside the office will inspire the thought process of those individuals due to the being in new surroundings, seeing how others interact or mother nature herself. Business men have been holding sales calls while golfing for a very long time, so why not use the same process and hold a small meeting at a coffee shop or restaurant overlooking the beach or some other interesting or inspiring place.
We have meetings every day in conference rooms or over the web while in our office, but how can one be stimulated while starring at the same walls day in and day out.

Share:

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.

  • Aug 6 2013: Yes, office picnics in the park! Like it!

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.