We live in a results-driven world. This can contribute to the kind of stress that is often a part of life at home or on the job. One of the best ways to support employees and give them an added boost is to plan an energizing corporate retreat.
Here at The Otesaga Resort Hotel, we believe that corporate retreats give employees the chance to step away from the stress of the office and rejuvenate. With cooperative activities and opportunities to interact with co-workers in an informal setting, a corporate retreat can increase employee engagement and enthusiasm.
To give you a jumpstart on your retreat planning, we've compiled a few great ways to maximize the employee benefits of your next corporate retreat.
Unique Teambuilding Activities
Trust falls and other such teambuilding activities have become a bit clichéd. Luckily, there are many other options for meeting planners to choose from when organizing a retreat. Outdoor activities—from geocaching to wilderness obstacle courses—are becoming increasingly popular. And for good reason. Getting outside and being active is a welcome change for team members who spend most of their time at a desk communicating via email or Google Hangouts. This interaction also promotes problem-solving skills and creative thinking, both of which are essential in today's work environment.
Create Networking Opportunities
Conferences and meetings that build lasting networking connections are conferences that attendees will appreciate and enjoy. While many connections can be made haphazardly over lunch, it is helpful to build these opportunities into your meeting schedule. Evening receptions, coffee breaks and group outings all give employees the opportunity to get to know each other outside of project work and deadlines
Improve Employee Morale
Needless to say, stress and busy work schedules can wear us all down. Taking time outside of the regular work world to relax, reconnect and rejuvenate with your team members acknowledges the amount of work they do on a regular basis. Hosting a corporate retreat is an opportunity to remind employees why they were drawn to your company in the first place. It also demonstrates a commitment to employee wellness and balance.
When it's all said and done, a corporate retreat is a great investment in your company and your employees at every level. When team members are excited about where they work and the work they do, increased productivity and engagement naturally follow.
Ready to find out what a corporate retreat can do for your employee morale? Submit an RFP or contact us at The Otesaga today!