Benefits of Offsite Meetings and Tips for Planning
Offsite meetings are always great as we get to visit a new destination with people we know and have training as well as fun together. There are lots of benefits of these offsite meetings scheduled. Few are :
Productivity: This increases the productivity of people as there are no distractions around. The usual meetings become boring but these off-sites seem interesting and attendees look forward for having something new in the bag while focusing more on the training sessions.
Networking: With technology sweeping in in all avenues, meeting people face to face seems old fashioned. But these meetings bring people close not only work-wise but also personally and each one starts understanding others better.
Team building: The Offsite meetings have team building exercises planned for building up the “team spirits” and are very effective way to incorporate the feeling of oneness in the team.
Learning New Technology: Offsites give chance to learn and know new technologies beneficial for business as a whole.
Creativity enhancement: These Offsite meetings reveal the creative side of team members giving them chance to know their capabilities above the work they do regularly. This will overall benefit the members individually and team collectively.
Now reading all these benefits everyone will certainly like to hold an offsite meet immediately. Here are few tips for that as well:
Look for Objectives: Get clear idea of objectives before planning an Offsite meeting. Focus on appreciation of team, motivating employees, all business or part business-part fun needs to be clearly understood.
Visit the site: Know the site well before planning. This will give clear idea of what to plan and where to plan and what all facilities can be availed at site etc beforehand.
Location matters: Select a great location which is easy to reach and commute for everyone.
Budget friendly: This is necessary as budget should be within what is allotted by the company as per policy. Finding a budget retreat is bliss and needs great hard work. There shouldn’t be any burden on the employees going for the offsite and everything should be arranged in company budget only.
Fun elements included: The site should have fun facilities to avail at the venue. There should pool, playground for activities, gym etc with great food and drinks to enjoy. Good landscape, games arrangements and relaxing environment is what is required. Do check out about all facilities inclusive in the budget.
The team building activities and games could also be planned after the venue is decided and checking the providing there for the Offsite meetings. This will enhance the team spirits and make the outing much more fruitful. There are many team building activities available online but to get a list of nice and easy once check out the link below.
For help with team activities, do check out: https://evoma.com/business-centre/25-team-building-exercises-for-corporate-retreats/ and use these exercises in the Team Outing easily.
These will help out in managing a good team outing easily I hope.