A corporate retreat is an opportunity for a team to come together, develop their skills, and become more invested in your business. Unfortunately, corporate retreats can sometimes be hit or miss events, and success is highly dependent on the content, activities, and location of the retreat. It’s time to abandon the trust falls and Kumbaya sing-alongs, and step up your corporate retreat game!
Define Your Goals Beforehand
The purpose of your corporate retreat may be to unite your team or it may be the best way to work together to find a solution to a problem within the company. Whatever you hope that your corporate retreat will achieve, it is important to define those goals before the retreat. Spending the time, energy, and money to bring your team to this retreat may be all for not if you do not understand what the desired outcome is.
Balance Out Group Activities & Alone Time
While corporate retreats are designed to have a packed schedule of group activities to enhance team bonding and collaboration, it’s important to balance those activities with alone time. Fill the retreat days with meetings, seminars, and bonding experiences, but also allow your invitees to explore and enjoy the location on their own.
When hosting a corporate retreat at Watermark Beach Resort, it’s easy to find great activities to participate in, as a group or individually. Invitees can balance a group paddle boarding session in the morning with an afternoon spent reading a book on the beach or cycling through gorgeous vineyards. Our downtown Osoyoos resort is perfectly placed along Canada’s warmest lake, just minutes from world-class golfing and renowned wineries.
Choose The Right Setting
Asking your employees to join in on a team-building retreat at a highway motel probably isn’t going to sound very enticing. Invest in your employees by inviting them to a retreat at a beautiful and fun location (like Watermark Beach Resort!).
There is plenty of room to discover each other’s hidden skills and work on collaboration tactics, and afterwards your employees can retire to their fabulous accommodations.
From grand halls and intimate settings to outdoor receptions – Watermark has the right space for your groups’ needs, whatever they may be.
Contact Watermark Beach Resort to start planning your corporate retreat at 1.888.755.3480 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.