Lately in information technology and other corporate fields, meetings have been moved from the boardroom into more unconventional settings. IT recruiters, IT contractors, and IT managers are all finding themselves taking meetings poolside, in the gym, or outdoors. The trend tends to be far more popular on the East and West coasts. IT staffing agencies and other companies that tend to entertain clients and IT consultants are noting a preference for activities that fit the healthier lifestyles people aspire to.
The West coast has far more IT headhunters and IT professionals taking meetings in yoga classes, poolside, or in juice bars, as well as just taking walks outside. Of course, these activities and places are far more popular anyways in that area of the US, so it’s not surprising people choose them as backdrops for business meetings. The East coast, on the other hand, tends to make use of more indoor activities and settings for its unconventionally located business meetings. Spin, boot camp, and UFX classes are all popular alternatives to the conventional steak dinner or sports game. Spin in particular is an East coast specialty, so it has quite a bit of popularity.
No matter the coast or area of the country, one thing is certain: business meetings are rapidly changing with the health-oriented priorities of their attendees.
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