To organize a corporate retreat that your team will love, consider the following:
The perfect retreat location. Never use the office or any other place your teams work. You may do a retreat venue research by asking sampling employees. However, endeavor to go for an exclusive venue with a little bit of the wow factor. Think about something on the beach, by a lake, or in the mountain…
Plan an event that caters to everyone. People in your group will have different needs. For example, while some will like physical activities, others may like more laid-back activities. To ensure your entire staff will love the retreat, plan the corporate event with inclusivity in mind so everyone’s needs are attended to.
Work with a professional facilitator. Work with expert facilitators to lead productive workshops. Employees tend to open up to a stranger than a boss in such settings.
Build fun into the agenda. Retreats are only truly enjoyable when employees get to unwind and have fun. Fun means different things to different people, so there’s no end to activities you can include. However, favorite fun activities include guided tours, quiz games, scavenger hunts, horseback riding, etc.
Don’t cram your agenda. Your daytime should not be packed full of organized sessions. People love time for themselves to do their own thing. So, also plan for times when people can venture off on their own. Such organic interactions facilitate bonding.