Every company starts the new year with big goals and strategies to get there. But how do you reflect and move forward once that year has passed? A corporate retreat is a perfect opportunity to think about what has been accomplished, what still needs to be accomplished, new possibilities, new strategies, and even corporate changes.
Corporate retreats are not only productive for companies, but they are also productive and healthy for employees. Retreats allow employees to think critically about their work outside of the stressful office environment.
Employees need a moment to regroup and rediscover their passion for work, which will ultimately help in the year to come. To have a productive and inspiring corporate retreat, An ExtraOrdinar Limousine has organized the most helpful tricks and tips.
Learn From Past Corporate Retreats
No company or employee growth will stem from the same meeting over and over each year. Each year, the corporate retreat needs to grow, reshape, and develop to fit the changing company. Think about what was successful, what was missing, and be sure to take employee feedback into account.
Set Guidelines and Rules
To ensure a positive and open atmosphere, it is important to set guidelines and rules before each activity or discussion. Retreats might not be as formal as a typical work environment, but they should still be civil and welcoming to encourage participation and communication.
Each company will establish its own unique rules, but most retreats have the following basic ground rules in place to avoid disrespect: no foul language, no interrupting, and no distractions.
Include the Entire Company
There is nothing worse than feeling like an unimportant or unheard employee. A company retreat should be just that, the whole company. Including as many people as possible allows for maximum innovative and ideas to be exchanged.
A corporate retreat is a perfect time to bring up problems or concerns, big or small, so that they can be discussed and resolved. When asking the tough questions, you never know who might have the best answer.
Come Prepared With A Plan & Objectives
Whether your retreat is scheduled for a couple of hours or a couple of days, no one wants to return home feeling like they accomplished nothing. As the organizer, it is always better to have your ideas and activities prepared beforehand, complete with a backup plan for emergencies. That way, you can share the details with your employees to give them time to brainstorm and reflect.
Remember To Have Fun
Corporate retreats are a chance to reflect and move forward, but they also give a platform to celebrate accomplishments and all the people that made them happen. This mini-getaway will allow the office to get to know their team members on a deeper level. Fun team-building exercises will foster a stronger bond, which will encourage the team to work better together.
Our limousines and party buses are perfect for companies looking to spoil their employees, with function and ease in mind. Our larger vehicles can easily transport larger groups all while encouraging quality time together.