Replacing walking 1:1s

In the first few months of working-from-home, I used to miss the ability to take a walking 1:1 meeting. Our offices are in the suburbs and walking around a park nearby always lifted spirits and stimulated good conversation.

Zoom made that challenging. Attempts at walking on a video call just didn’t feel as comfortable.

So, over the past months, I’ve been taking most catch up calls via an old fashioned audio/phone call. The downside is that we don’t see each other on video. But, the upside is that I can take these calls while going out for a walk.

There’s no replacement to walking side-by-side. But, the call + walk combination combines good conversation with air and exercise to the day – a winner.