Team building, away days and retreat are a popular and powerful means of addressing current issues, developing strategy and improving the performance of individuals and teams. A different environment; no interruptions; a skilled facilitator.
Whether your objective is to get to know each other better, team building to work together better, to be more innovative, or to get down to work on a budget or business plan, you will achieve much, much more if you get away for a day or more, change the environment and allow time for the process.
If you have the opportunity, an overnight residential element greatly increases the benefit.
Whatever your purpose, a properly planned and facilitated away day will pay dividends. The best investment for any team.
Away days need outcomes
Although first thoughts about an away day might focus on a bonding experience to improve relationships, awaydays can achieve a great deal more if specific outcomes are agreed beforehand – as well as improving relationships and team cohesion.
Here are some outcomes to consider: –
- Learn to work together toward a common goal
- Understand each other and your strengths
- Improve your communication
- Understand the dynamics of the team
- Address sensitive issues
- Prepare for a new project
- Prepare a vision, mission, values statement
- Prepare a budget or business/marketing plan
Why are away days so powerful?
Day to day you work under pressure, little chance to spend quality time with your colleagues. Whether your objective is to get to know each other better, to build a team to work together better, to be more innovative, or to get down to work on your strategy, you will achieve much, much more if you get away, change the environment and allow time for the process.
For some projects, business planning, strategy planning and budgeting, scenario planning, uninterrupted time is essential. For some, confidentiality is also needed. For some, just a change of environment is enough to make a difference.
What do you get?
Our customer-designed packages include: –
- Venue search, negotiation and booking
- Pre-briefing and agreement of outcomes
- Design and approval of the programme
- Organisation and administration
- Preparation of materials
- Management and facilitation of main event
- Provision of keynote speakers, where required
- Workshops and breakout sessions
- Review, action planning and follow-up commitments
- Photographs and visual record
- Meeting report