When was the last time you left the office for a few days to regroup with your management team? When was the last time you had a meeting with no distractions? When was the last time you made time to get to know your management team on a personal level?
Management retreats are an effective tool to move your company forward in the right direction. Retreats are an opportunity to meet with your management team in a neutral environment that allows your team to speak freely and openly about their struggles in the company and the vision they see for the company. Retreats are an opportunity to rethink and recharge.
Unfortunately many believe that retreats are too expensive and require too much time out of the office. However if planned properly they can provide uninterrupted opportunities to realign the company, stimulate creative dialogue and foster team alignment. What is that worth to your company? Can you put a dollar amount on that?
This investment will be worth every penny if the event is developed, implemented and delivered properly. Your responsibility in planning a management retreat is to choose the key topics to cover over the 2-3 days of the retreat. Our job is to find you the perfect venue, help you to design the schedule, prepare the materials, manage the main event, design and book team building activities and work with the venue caterer to create food experiences that you won’t find in your office boardroom.
A retreat can be built to meet fit your specific needs. Retreats can include keynote speakers, workshops and breakout sessions. Or they can be less formal and include brainstorming sessions by the fire place in the cabin or ocean side in a shaded cabana. Or a combination of all of those options.
Team activities are the difference between a regular meeting in your boardroom and a well planned retreat. Sharing meals together, taking breaks in the afternoon to learn about local culture and in the evenings finding out that one of your colleagues is actually an incredible guitarist which you discovered when she stepped on stage with the band.
Make the time to take your management team on a retreat. Allow yourself the opportunity to take your team away from the day to day distractions of the office for a few days and really dig deep into the strategies that are going to launch your company in the direction you are headed. And do it all while getting to know your team on a personal level that will allow your organization to grow by identifying the strengths of your team members.
We’re ready and excited to get started planning your next retreat. Where will it be? High in the mountains, ocean side or how about on a working ranch where you can learn to work together bringing in the herd of cattle at the end of the day? No matter where you envision your next retreat we’re ready to make it come to life. Contact us today and let’s get started!