Standing May Deliver More Creative and Productive Office Meeting Results

June 22, 2014 8:00 PM

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Standing May Deliver More Creative and Productive Office Meeting Results

If you want to make your business meetings more productive and engaging for all those involved, possibly the best move that you can make is to remove all the chairs from the room. A recent study from Washington University in St. Louis suggests standing when conducting meetings provides for more engagement, collaboration and creativity than the standard meeting where everybody sits around an office table. The study was published on June 12, 2014 in Social Psychological and Personality Science.

In the study, researchers asked 214 students to form themselves into small groups of up to five members each. The students created 54 groups, and each group was assigned the task to create a university recruitment video within 30 minutes. All participants were equipped with sensor gear able to measu...

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