The days are getting the shorter, the nights are getting colder, and the office heating just isn’t doing the job. The bad news? We aren’t even halfway through winter and already tropical island escapes are abundant within the dreams of your fellow employees across the office. A wonderful option to help your team get you through the next few months is the promise of a weeklong business retreat at the end of winter. There are a variety of options when it comes to business getaways, including seaside sanctuaries, poolside retreats, and golfing holidays. Each will be briefly outlined below so that you can make an informed decision – choose a getaway that will most benefit your team and set them in good stead for a productive spring for your business.
Perfect for a team that is already very familiar and friendly, seaside sanctuaries allow for both communal activities like heading down to the beach for some beach cricket, as well as solo undertakings such as rock collecting or long walks. These sorts of business holidays are great for your employees in that they will be able to interact within nature and it has been proven that the modern office worker is not getting nearly enough vitamin D daily.
Increasingly in todays world are minds are constantly overrun with thoughts, lists, ideas, chores, and reminders to be ticked off or talked over. Meditating is an ancient art that has been touted as hugely beneficial in the workplace. A great option for a business retreat because employees will be able to relax and indulge in often beautiful settings, and at the end of the week, will be able to take what they have learnt and incorporate it into everyday life. A business retreat such as this will be beneficial in the long run, so could be a very affective getaway choice.
Do cocktails by a sparkling blue pool sound like your idea of heaven? These sorts of business getaways can be a great place for your co-workers to let their hair down and really connect. Often, business retreats are overlooked as expensive “time wasters” but, increasingly, there are packages available that combine travel, accommodation, and transport costs so that each individual traveller pays only a relatively small amount. A poolside retreat could be the perfect business holiday where your co-workers can relax and get to know each other better, resulting in improved performance upon returning to the office.
Fast cars on sand dunes, catching the first wave of the day as the sun comes up over the horizon; adventure getaways can be a great way for your businesses team to connect and forge long-lasting relationships. Be wary, however, whilst business retreats such as these are great fun; they could lead to accidents in which your employees are injured. Incidents such as these will not bode well within the workplace post-holiday. Consider all the other holiday possibilities before settling on an adventure getaway as your business retreat of choice.
Golfing Holidays are certainly a popular option for those that prefer to incorporate some physical activity into their holiday. Golfing Holidays can see your employees improve their handicap, have the chance to compete in an international golf event, and progress their technique with lessons from a professional. All of these are considerable benefits to taking golfing holidays, but none compare to the positive elements that will come post holiday – enriched relationships between co-workers, and guaranteed improved productivity upon return to the business environment.
Of course the choice from the above three options is yours, however, based on previous experiences, Golfing Holidays have proven the most effective at bringing a team of co-workers together and encouraging bonding through a bit of friendly competition.
It has been scientifically proven that good relationship’s between employees, as well as the outdoors, some friendly competition, nature, and the sun can work absolute wonders on the mind, body, and soul. Too often, lunches are eaten at desks, employees are walking home well past knock-off, and emails are being answered late into the night, whilst connection and passion to your work is important, it is crucial to remember the benefits that come from a bit of a break now and again. Workers will return to their desk with enforced patience, endurance, and the desire to work fruitfully, creatively, and productively, if they are given the chance to relax as well.
So, next time you stroll past your employee’s desks and see them sniffling into a tissue or looking longingly out the window, head back to your desk and email out a few brochures on the best options for business retreats that you can find. Remember, there are many more getaway possibilities out there aside from seaside sanctuaries, poolside retreats and golfing holidays from Pro Golf Experiences: rather, these are just the beginning, so do your research and ask around before deciding on one particular business retreat option. It can be guaranteed that your employees will thank you for it; in fact, you will probably be touted as the best boss going around. Rest-assured, your team will return within one week of being away from the office with increased vigour, passion for the company, and productivity – all massive benefits resulting from just a one week business retreat.