A corporate retreat is an occasion where team members can mix work and pleasure. The most beneficial corporate retreats will facilitate experience sharing, let employees explore different perspectives, and will result in new ways of thinking. Your employees will gain opportunities that they may not have elsewhere, and it will be an opportunity for everyone to refocus on the company’s mission and values. Here are four of the biggest benefits to a corporate retreat:
- A fresh perspective.
Pulling yourself away from daily office responsibilities gives you time to rest and realize why you are working for the company in the first place. It gives you and your team a chance to re-focus company goals and allows you to see your business from a new perspective.
- Connections with new professionals and skills.
With many corporate retreats, organizers typically invite motivational speakers to discuss goals, values, and interesting anecdotes, and if done poorly, it can just be another monotonous part of the retreat. When done well, however, employees get to benefit from meeting new professionals that they can mutually benefit from. Discussing with new entrepreneurs and sharing areas of expertise with successful peers and mentors can spark new ideas and create better methods of high performance. Sometimes it just takes a conversation and a new perspective to view your profession differently.
- Valuable skill building.
Having a highly-skilled team of employees means your business will run effectively and your employees will reap the benefits. A corporate retreat is the perfect place to develop teamwork, creativity, and problem-solving skills and will increase productivity in your company.
- It’s an investment in your business and your employees.
Corporate retreats are an excellent way of building morale and a sense of community among you and your team members. New bonds will help increase your employees’ attachment to your company and decrease employee turnover. A corporate retreat will help break down barriers and allow opportunities for employees from different departments to engage.
An excellent exercise to deploy at a company retreat is to put your employees into groups made up of members from different departments. Challenge them to work on a project together. This will help employees to think outside of the box and to understand the different functions in each department of the company. The powers of collaboration and the benefits of relationship building are limitless.
If you are looking for a space to host a corporate retreat, look no further! Izatys offers a tranquil retreat overlooking Mille Lacs that boasts a beautiful meeting space ideal for corporate retreats. We include amenities such as a relaxed restaurant on the lake, a beautiful golf courses, a marina, boat slips, an outdoor pool and many conference facilities. For more information on the meeting spaces visit Izatys.com.