Take a Walk on the Wild Side

BKBG Business Blog,

No one working in a kitchen and bath showroom has time to waste.  That’s why kitchen and bathroom showroom owners should reimagine how they meet with their team.  9 out of 10 employees believe that meetings are not a good use of time.  If you want to increase your team’s productivity, hold fewer meetings.  Recent research found that productivity increased by 70% when the number of meetings was cut by 40%.  This revelation underscores the imperative for kitchen and bath showrooms to streamline meetings and make those that are held more effective. 

While skepticism toward meetings persists, it’s essential to recognize the valuable and essential role meetings play in fostering collaboration, aligning objectives, and driving innovation. However, the key lies in transforming traditional meeting formats into dynamic sessions that maximize creativity and productivity.

Drawing inspiration from visionary leaders such as Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, and Jeff Weiner (former CEO of LinkedIn), organizations are replacing conventional seated get-togethers with walking meetings. Research published in The Journal of Experimental Psychology found that more than 80% of the time walking meetings generate more and more creative ideas and solutions than seated counterparts.  Moreover, walking meeting benefits extend beyond productivity, as walking enhances physical well-being and cognitive function.

Showroom owners and managers who have to engage with small groups or individuals can achieve remarkable results by integrating walking meetings into their routines.  Walking meetings promote focused, creative, and decisive discussions. The organic flow of ideas fostered by movement fosters brainstorming and decision-making, helping showrooms and their team members to better achieve their objectives with renewed energy and purpose.

Making meetings more effective is not merely about reducing their frequency but rather reimagining their format and purpose. By embracing innovative practices such as walking meetings, showrooms can harness the collective potential of their teams, driving productivity, creativity, and holistic well-being. Walking meetings help showrooms become more inspiring, collaborative, and transformative.