Walk the Talk: Working Out Innovation
Stanford researchers found that walking boosts creative inspiration. They examined creativity levels of people while they walked versus while they sat. A person’s creative output increased by an average of 60 percent when walking. And Harvard Business Review notes that those who participate in walking meetings are 8.5% more likely to report high levels of engagement.
Many of the world’s most iconic thinkers, innovators and CEOs, are known to have opted for walking meetings – from Aristotle to Jobs. A TED talk by Nilofer Merchant: Got a meeting? Take a walk, also reminds us that corporate life involves a lot of seating – but physical inactivity leads to upticks in our risk of breast cancer, colon cancer, heart disease, and type II diabetes.
In Schieber Research, we have been helping companies find inspiration and unlock innovation through research, lectures and workshops. Based on the above research, we realized we can make a huge difference in boosting creativity while also supporting mental and physical wellness, by changing the scenery: from facilitating a seated workshop, to walking outside, in a manner suited to the team’s goals, timeframe, fitness level and location.
Our walks and workouts are inclusive, and can accommodate any level of physical and mental ability. They are designed to promote wellness and boost creativity.
Our Process: Walking Workshops
Our goal is to ignite creativity through motion. We would love to hear about the team, the type of challenge you have encountered, the project’s stakeholders, etc. We will plan the prompts and structure for the walk/ workout, team shuffle etc.
We find the perfect fit for your group’s preferences and abilities, weather, time frame, and desired location. Options include indoors/outdoors walks, leisurely, vigorously or utilizing poles (Nordic Walking) – or yoga practice with creative thinking prompts.
We will introduce the coach/coache and their background in fitness training and business coaching. We will discuss the challenge we will be addressing, the workout plan/route, and our primary goal – de-stressing, getting up, and getting out.
Work it Out.
We create the initial teams/pairs, and gently offer prompts and questions built into the workout, to unlock creative thinking and break thinking patterns.
To book a walking workshop, call us (201) 970–6335 or use the form below.