One way to get more creative ideas from attendees or employees, is to get their heart rates up and endorphins going. According to Neda Talebaian Funk founder of Fitist, a fitness startup company, say exercise, specifically running, creates opportunities for free thinking and innovation. “When you’re running, your endorphins are up; you’re out of a traditional office and out of your element,” says Talebaian. “You’re able to talk about things more openly and candidly.
Should you plan a 5k run for your next brainstorming event? No, you don’t have to go that far, but simply getting out of the office or out of your chairs can be beneficial to group discussion. Hash out plans during happy hour or over a cup of coffee, or take your reception outdoors at an event. All that matters is the change of scenery will always help.