When it comes to inspiring or re-energising a team, a corporate retreat is arguably the most efficient and cost-effective approach for any business. At the same time, these events are not merely to invigorate a demotivated team, for corporate retreats are also an opportunity to build on current success. Sicily, Puglia and the Amalfi Coast are particularly popular destinations in this respect since they offer corporate event management teams a wide range of excellent accommodation, rewarding activities and even sublime food.
Either way, corporate retreats are an opportunity to re-enforce the company principles, galvanise team members and to develop a strategic plan for the future in a location which is likely to inspire everyone involved. With this in mind, here are eight steps for planning a successful corporate retreat and creating an environment in which a team can thrive.
8 Steps for Planning a Successful Corporate Retreat
1. Identifying an Objective for a Corporate Retreat
When planning a corporate retreat, an event organiser is always quick to point out the importance of purpose. That is to say; management should know precisely what they want to achieve with a corporate retreat and communicate this to the team as early as possible. In this sense, while there is often an element of relaxation on a company retreat, there should be an outline which clearly points out the objectives of the retreat. Furthermore, distributing a work and activity itinerary prior to the trip can set expectations and ensure that team members are approaching the retreat in the right mind frame. On the other hand, this is also essential for the fact that management should know that there is a clear business-related purpose to a corporate retreat and one which will have a practical impact or benefit on the business in future. After all, you are not organising a vacation, and without a clear purpose, the cost of a company retreat is possibly better spent elsewhere in the business.
2. Finding the Right Location for the Event
Choosing the ideal location is always a priority for an event planner or destination management company organising a company retreat. In the case of our DMC Sicily, Puglia and Amalfi Coast, we have a selection of the most beautiful and inspirational venues for a once-in-a-lifetime corporate event. Although cost will often be a factor, deciding on a location will take in various aspects which will nurture the best results relating to the overall objective. For example, if re