Staff Retreats are great opportunities to take a look back, plan for the future and continue growth in an organization as well as create a stronger team.
Organizing a retreat is a big responsibility. Here are some ideas to make your retreat a success.
- Select your site with care. The best way to reduce distractions is to host your retreat away from your organization.
- Distribute your vision for the organization with a list of objectives and issues for the retreat ahead of time to give your team plenty of time to prepare and get their creativity flowing.
- For larger organizations, involving others in the planning process is a great way to develop future leaders.
- Don’t do all the talking, encourage everyone to participate.
- Include some fun activities to encourage bonding as a team and a celebration at the end.
- Allow enough time between activities for discussion.
Staff Retreats can give a powerful boost to the spirit and effectiveness of any group.