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Nilofer Merchant: Got a meeting? Take a walk

Nilofer Merchant:要開會嗎?邊走邊談吧!

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Nilofer Merchant 提出了一個小點子,或許對於你的生活和健康影響極大。下次進行一對一會議時,不妨改成「散步會議」,讓彼此的想法在步行中交流。

- Corporate director, author
Business innovator Nilofer Merchant thinks deeply about the frameworks, strategies and cultural values of companies. Full bio

What you're doing,
此時此刻
00:13
right now, at this very moment時刻,
你正在做的事
00:15
is killing謀殺 you.
會殺了你。
00:18
More than cars汽車 or the Internet互聯網
更甚於汽車或網路
00:20
or even that little mobile移動 device設備 we keep talking about,
或者甚至於我們不斷
談到的那個小小行動裝置,
00:22
the technology技術 you're using運用 the most almost幾乎 every一切 day
幾乎每天你最常使用的科技,
00:25
is this, your tush屁股.
就是這個,你的臀部。
00:28
Nowadays如今 people are sitting坐在 9.3 hours小時 a day,
現在我們每天坐著9.3小時,
00:31
which哪一個 is more than we're sleeping睡眠, at 7.7 hours小時.
相較於睡眠時間7.7小時還要多,
00:34
Sitting坐在 is so incredibly令人難以置信 prevalent流行,
「坐」是極度普遍的,
00:38
we don't even question how much we're doing it,
我們甚至不曾質疑坐了多久,
00:40
and because everyone大家 else其他 is doing it,
因為每個人都這樣做,
00:42
it doesn't even occur發生 to us that it's not okay.
甚至不曾想過這是不行的。
00:45
In that way, sitting坐在 has become成為
那樣,「坐」已成為
00:47
the smoking抽煙 of our generation.
這個時代的吸菸。
00:50
Of course課程 there's health健康 consequences後果 to this,
這當然對健康有可怕的影響,
00:54
scary害怕 ones那些, besides除了 the waist腰部.
還有腰部。
00:56
Things like breast乳房 cancer癌症 and colon結腸 cancer癌症
乳癌、大腸癌等疾病
00:59
are directly tied to our lack缺乏 of physical物理 [activity活動],
與缺乏身體活動息息相關,
01:03
Ten percent百分 in fact事實, on both of those.
兩者罹患率實際上高達10%,
01:06
Six percent百分 for heart disease疾病,
心臟病為6%,
01:08
seven percent百分 for type類型 2 diabetes糖尿病,
第二型糖尿病為7%,
01:10
which哪一個 is what my father父親 died死亡 of.
這正是家父的死因。
01:12
Now, any of those stats統計 should convince說服 each of us
現在,那些統計該證明了
01:15
to get off our duff達夫 more,
我們要多起身走動,
01:17
but if you're anything like me, it won't慣於.
但是如果你們像我一樣,就辦不到了。
01:18
What did get me moving移動 was a social社會 interaction相互作用.
社交活動能驅使我到處走動,
01:21
Someone有人 invited邀請 me to a meeting會議,
有人邀請我參加一場會議,
01:24
but couldn't不能 manage管理 to fit適合 me in
但無法安排
01:26
to a regular定期 sort分類 of conference會議 room房間 meeting會議, and said,
我參與常規的室內會議,然後他說:
01:27
"I have to walk步行 my dogs小狗 tomorrow明天. Could you come then?"
「我明天得遛狗,到時妳能來嗎?」
01:30
It seemed似乎 kind of odd to do,
這似乎有點怪,
01:34
and actually其實, that first meeting會議, I remember記得 thinking思維,
事實上,我記得當初第一次會議時想著,
01:36
"I have to be the one to ask the next下一個 question,"
「我要成為下一個問題的發問者,」
01:38
because I knew知道 I was going to huff憤怒 and puff
因為我知道談話進行時,
01:40
during this conversation會話.
我將會氣喘吁吁。
01:43
And yet然而, I've taken採取 that idea理念 and made製作 it my own擁有.
但我借用這種想法,讓它成了我的點子,
01:45
So instead代替 of going to coffee咖啡 meetings會議
因此我不會邊喝咖啡邊進行會議,
01:48
or fluorescent-lit熒光照明 conference會議 room房間 meetings會議,
也不會坐在日光燈照明下的會議室進行會議,
01:50
I ask people to go on a walking步行 meeting會議,
我會邀請他人邊步行邊進行會議,
01:52
to the tune調 of 20 to 30 miles英里 a week.
而每周步行距離長達20至30英哩,
01:55
It's changed my life.
就這樣改變了我的生活。
01:59
But before that, what actually其實 happened發生 was,
但在此之前實際情況是,
02:01
I used to think about it as,
我曾經認為
02:05
you could take care關心 of your health健康,
你可以照顧好健康,
02:05
or you could take care關心 of obligations義務,
也可以盡忠職守,
02:07
and one always came來了 at the cost成本 of the other.
雖然常常兩者無法兼顧。
02:10
So now, several一些 hundred of these walking步行 meetings會議 later後來,
因此,在歷經數百次步行會議後,
02:14
I've learned學到了 a few少數 things.
我學到了幾件事,
02:17
First, there's this amazing驚人 thing
首先,跳脫既有框架
02:18
about actually其實 getting得到 out of the box
是多麼的了不起,
02:20
that leads引線 to out-of-the-box盒子外面 thinking思維.
又能激發出創新思維。
02:23
Whether是否 it's nature性質 or the exercise行使 itself本身, it certainly當然 works作品.
不管大自然還是運動本身,
這確實真的有效。
02:25
And second第二, and probably大概 the more reflective反光 one,
其次,或許這更會讓人深思,
02:29
is just about how much each of us
關於我們每一位
02:32
can hold保持 problems問題 in opposition反對
對不同問題持相反意見,
02:34
when they're really not that way.
當他們真的不是這樣的,
02:37
And if we're going to solve解決 problems問題
如果我們打算解決問題,
02:39
and look at the world世界 really differently不同,
並以截然不同的眼光看待世事,
02:40
whether是否 it's in governance治理 or business商業
無論是管理、業務、
02:42
or environmental環境的 issues問題, job工作 creation創建,
環境問題、創造就業機會等等,
02:44
maybe we can think about how to reframe重構 those problems問題
或許我們可以思考一下,
如何重新界定那些問題,
02:47
as having both things be true真正.
使兩樣事情變得真實。
02:50
Because it was when that happened發生
因為隨著邊走邊談
02:52
with this walk-and-talk步行和通話 idea理念
這念頭的出現,
02:54
that things became成為 doable可行 and sustainable可持續發展 and viable可行.
使事情變得可行、持續。
02:55
So I started開始 this talk talking about the tush屁股,
我以臀部作為這場演講的開場白,
02:59
so I'll end結束 with the bottom底部 line, which哪一個 is,
因此以一句話作結束,就是
03:01
walk步行 and talk.
邊走邊談,
03:05
Walk步行 the talk.
邊談邊走。
03:07
You'll你會 be surprised詫異 at how fresh新鮮 air空氣 drives驅動器 fresh新鮮 thinking思維,
你會對新鮮空氣
讓人產生創新的思維感到驚訝,
03:08
and in the way that you do,
藉由此方式,
03:12
you'll你會 bring帶來 into your life an entirely完全 new set of ideas思路.
你將為生活帶來嶄新的觀點。
03:13
Thank you.
謝謝
03:17
(Applause掌聲)
(掌聲)
03:19
Translated by illusion Hung
Reviewed by William Choi

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About the speaker:

Nilofer Merchant - Corporate director, author
Business innovator Nilofer Merchant thinks deeply about the frameworks, strategies and cultural values of companies.

Why you should listen

Nilofer Merchant has been helping to grow businesses -- from Fortune 500s to web startups -- for 20 years. She’s worked for major companies (like Apple and Autodesk) and early web startups (remember Golive?). Logitech, Symantec, HP, Yahoo, VMWare, and many others have turned to her guidance to develop new product strategies, enter new markets, defend against competitors and optimize revenue.

Today she serves on boards for both public and private companies, and writes books about collaboration, like The New How: Creating Business Solutions Through Collaborative Strategy, and openness -- check out her recent ebook 11 Rules for Creating Value in the #SocialEra, chosen by Fast Company as one of the Best Business Books of 2012. She also writes for HBR, including the personal and brave essay about a previous attempt on the TED stage: "What I Learned from My TED Talk."

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