Research on how to teach children with ADHD is unanimous.
Let them move.
“Patients and teachers need to stop telling children to sit still,” says Dr. Julie Schweitzer, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the MIND Institute with the University of California in Davis. While Schweitzer acknowledges that physical activity can be disruptive to others, “we need to find ways to integrate socially appropriate ways of moving.”
True for children with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). True for many business situations, as well.
Moving increases alertness, so the theory goes, when you have ADHD.
Our ability to stay alert is, of course, a key factor in completing any business task, as well. How often have you sat in a meeting and thought to yourself this conversation is going nowhere? Quite possibly, the conversation isn’t moving because no one present is physically moving.