So far, we’ve covered how to define your goals and outcomes for your retreat, as well as choosing a venue and putting together a schedule. In this final blog post, we look at potential pitfalls that could doom your retreat and how you can avoid them.
Don’t be boring!
Most people think of corporate events as being dull and boring. Your corporate retreat should be the complete opposite. Not only does this mean that everyone is more invested in participating and taking away the lessons learned, it also establishes a corporate culture of genuinely […]
So you’ve decided that a team building retreat is just what your business needs and you’ve put together a plan of desired outcomes and goals. What next?
Choosing a venue
It can seem overwhelming finding the right venue for your corporate retreat when there are just so many choices out there. There’s no doubt that the right venue can make or break an event, so when choosing one for your retreat, you need to think about:
– Is the venue geared towards team building and other corporate retreats? Going to a venue which regularly […]
Have you been on a team building retreat that was a complete waste of your time and money? Filled with pointless exercises supposed to build trust but instead make you question why anyone thought this was a good idea, there’s no doubt that a bad corporate retreat can be an expensive mistake.
However, when planned effectively with a specific purpose in mind, a company retreat can have a powerful impact on your business’ success, strengthening the ties between colleagues, improving communication and reminding everyone of the business objectives and what they need to do to achieve them […]
Get better results from your staff training by using experiential learning
It isn’t enough just to learn the theory behind new ideas and skills. You need to put them into practice to see how they work before you can utilise them in the real world. That’s why “learning by doing” is becoming increasingly popular. Combined with expert facilitation and debriefs it boosts morale, motivation and productivity, improves communication and supports employees to get to know each other better and understand the team’s strengths and weaknesses.
It is important that you use facilitators experienced in this […]