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How To Organize The Perfect Company Retreat

Published: 10/07/2018 - Filed under: Home » News »

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One of the best things that you can do to improve how your team works together is to organise a company retreat. Of course, many people opt for single day activities but going on a retreat can actually encourage your team to work better and to see different sides to each other. In this article, we are going to discuss how you can organise the perfect company retreat so keep reading if you’d like to find out more. 

How Long? 

It is likely that your staff won’t want to be away from their families for too long to go on the retreat, so you need to make sure that it doesn’t last too long. You should also make sure that you allocate enough days for the retreat to actually be worth it and factor in the days that will be spent travelling. Consider going for five days with two of these being used for travel. 

The Work 

If you are bringing all of your staff together on a retreat, then it is likely that you’ll want to use this opportunity to chat about work and have a big team meeting. Make sure not to let this take up too much time on the retreat and split up the work that needs to be done across the different days. Try to make the activities that you are doing interactive rather than just having presentations given by you. Ask a few members of staff to give their own presentation or find a way of keeping everyone interested. 

Other Activities

The point of going on a retreat is to get out of the office and experience something new. This is why you need to think about the team building activities that you are going to organise for your team when they are away. Don’t just choose icebreakers – organise something fun. You could do some rock climbing, high-ropes courses or even kayaking. Online reviews like this one suggest that kayaking can be fun and easy to do for beginners if you have the right equipment, so your team will love working together and getting out on the water. 

If you can, get some input from your team on the types of activities that they would like to do when they are on the retreat. They won’t want to be forced to do things that you think will be fun so make sure to get some suggestions and you’ll be able to ensure that the trip is great. 

Review

Once you’ve gone on your company retreat it is important that you are able to find out if it was worthwhile. You should make sure to get each staff member to fill out a survey in order to get some feedback on the trip. This way, you will know what you could do differently next time and you will know what they enjoyed most about the retreat. Make sure to plan your retreat carefully if you want to improve how your team communicates.

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