"Walk and Talk" is a format that everyone is talking about at the moment. We already know that exercise is good for us and often helps us to come up with great and innovative ideas, especially when walking in fresh air. But is it possible to move every meeting or workshop out into nature? Where are the limits and what is such a format particularly suitable for? In this blog post, we will discuss what to consider when planning walkshops or walk and talks and for which tasks th
Walking is the purest miracle cure if you look at the countless studies on it. Regular exercise lowers blood pressure, improves mood, extends life, lowers the risk of cancer and dementia, strengthens the immune system and many more The direct effect on concentration and creativity is a well-documented fact, as for example a recent American study has shown. Creative tasks (association test) were solved better and faster by students who were in motion compared to students who s
Summer is coming to an end, the days get shorter and cooler. This time of the year is perfect to take walks and hikes. The right time to take people out to nature and plan walkshops. But what does it take for a successful walkshop, especially in autumn? Here is a quick summary of five most important points to keep in mind: Before planing the walkshop, it is important to clarify the extent of the walking or hiking tour, to make sure that it is suitable for the workshop group.
According to the motto "moving mind in a moving body", the philosophers in ancient Greece dealt with the big questions of life while walking. The peripatetics (peripatos = Greek colonnade), the pupils of Aristotle, met in the hall and philosophised together while strolling. Our experience is that ideas flow while walking! Depending on the time and the question, specific topics and challenges can be dealt with in short walks or even mountain hikes, using the exertion of walkin
The forest keeps us fit and healthy. Meanwhile, numerous studies have shown that a stay in the forest works like a kind of aromatherapy. By inhaling the essential oils that the trees give off into the air, our immune system is strengthened. Anxiety, depression and anger are reduced, stress hormones can be reduced and vitality increases. In addition, due to the terpenes contained in the forest air, our bodies produce more killer cells that are effective against cancer. A regul
The corona pandemic has changed a lot in our everyday work. We work from home and sit in front of the computer many hours a day. We have found new formats to successfully implement workshops and meetings in online settings (more on this in another blog post). Despite all the helpful tools such as ZOOM and Miro, it is still challenging to design creative processes in the virtual space as successfully as face to face. For some tasks it is essential that people come together, se