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It’s more than just ‘Wandering Around’

I’ve written before about the importance of getting out of the office and this article by Wally Bock has some great tips on how to make that time truly valuable. You’ve got to do more than just visit your communities. You’ve got to do something to make each trip worthwhile for them and for you. Otherwise you’re just killing time.

Too many people think this is only a ‘management’ technique. Think of it as a learning opportunity. A chance to stretch your legs and your mind. A mental stimulation break. A (self) motivational moment. There’s a big payoff waiting just outside your office door.

The catchphrase is “Management by Walking Around” (MBWA) but to have value it’s got to be more than just ‘Wandering’ around!