Too much work and not enough play can wear out a workforce and make a workplace turn sour. However, there is a way to mix things up, help reenergize fatigued employees and boost morale around the office all in one fell swoop.
Specifically, planning and throwing a corporate retreat is one of the best ways to reinvigorate a workforce. There are many reasons why business owners, managers and leaders of organizations should consider having a corporate retreat. Here are 5 of them:
5) Retreats allow employees and management to get away from the office. They’re a chance to escape the sameness of daily office life and drama, as well as an opportunity to see something, and some place, different. Retreats, therefore, help people relax, de-stress, and get out of ruts they’re in. A change of location and perspective can refresh a person’s mind, body and soul.
In addition, it is an opportunity to try out new venues or areas in the vicinity of your company, or to travel to other desirable places. Regardless of which you choose, it’s a win-win situation for both employers and employees.
4) Retreats bring people together in unexpected ways. Through team activities, as well as casual, social settings, the people in a company or group get to familiarize themselves with others they may not normally speak with at work. Furthermore, people tend to allow their guards down at retreats, so friendships and bonding can occur.
Just as importantly, a corporate retreat will provide workers with shared experiences, creating new memories that can carry over when everyone is back in the office. Put simply, it’s much easier to forge friendships at work when you have a natural icebreaker to fall back on.
3) Retreats can serve as a reward for a staff that has put in long hours and could use a proper “thank you” for all their hard work. All work and no play make any job dull. Therefore, it’s a smart idea to include fun times so workers enjoy themselves. Retreats can improve morale and revitalize a group.
Moreover, should you choose to host annual corporate retreats, it will give employees something to look forward to each and every year. An annual retreat will help break up the work calendar, and give employees an extra spark of energy when they know the big event is near.
2) Retreats are a good time to make workers feel special. Why not have incentive meetings with rewards for top corporate sales people? Awards make workers feel like their work matters. People crave positive recognition, and a retreat is a perfect place to reward them for their efforts. Pomp and circumstance can help enhance the mood of the room, with special music to go with the announcement of award winners, as well as trophies, decorations, and a chance for people to dress up and feel important.
The recipients will get their 15 seconds of corporate fame, and they will have tangible proof to show to their family and friends that their hard work is appreciated and noticed, and that they’re valued by their employers.
1) Retreats can involve guest speakers and/or live music bands, both of which show people that the powers- that-be care about them. Guest speakers can inspire them with words of affirmation and encouragement– or entertain them with creative, funny stories– while bands can “start the party,” getting people to loosen up, smile, and dance to the beat.
If you constantly implement a “all work and no play” mindset, employees are going to grow tired of the monotony, pressure and daily grind. As such, it’s important to mix things up and as we’ve discussed, a corporate retreat is an ideal way to do so. However, a corporate retreat can’t be all about work; Instead, you should provide some sort of entertainment that is not work related, but is something all can enjoy.
If you’re planning a corporate retreat and could use some help with making it a special one, CK Entertainment Productions of South Florida can help with entertainers, speakers, event design and more. The company’s associated music bands are sure to appeal to any crowd, with different groups available for whatever your event theme calls for, from big band to hip-hop and then some.
CK Entertainment can also book celebrity entertainers and speakers to be at your corporate retreat. Anderson Cooper, Mike Ditka, and Bob Woodward are just some of the names clients booked recently. Basically, CK Entertainment works hard to make your corporate retreat in South Florida (including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach) enjoyable, memorable, and well-run. Ask how CK Entertainment can meet your corporate retreat needs by calling 954-436-1230 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org today.