When I was at the 2018 Mob Programming conference, I went on quite a few walks. Some of these were just lunchtime walks, but I also went on a more “organised” walk. These were really interesting and enjoyable, and were a great, unstructured way to meet people.
At my work, I’ve been doing walking 1-2-1s with the folk I line-manage for a while. It allows for a much more natural, free-flowing conversation than just sitting in a meeting room. It also allows for silent contemplation in between topics. Silence can be very awkward in a meeting room conversation.
So today, my team tried having a mob-walk.