When I worked at Tumblr in the early days, we used to take meetings by walking around the block, getting coffee or tea. As the company grew bigger, meetings meant being in conference rooms.
Now at my tiny startup, I find that taking active meetings helps Alaric and I whenever we have hard problems to solve. We invented this game that we’re both terrible at: soccer tennis. On certain Fridays, we take our co-founder meetings by kicking a soccer ball back and forth over a tennis net. It helps our brains get creative when our bodies are more active. Plus, it’s a lot of fun and works a lot of my core.
There are no real rules except that you have to use your feet and you have to not let the soccer ball stop moving.
We keep having to tell the tennis players that ‘yes, we are playing a real game’. Meetings - necessary - but they can be fun!