They say no one is perfect, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t strive to be the very best you that you can be. This holds just as true for baseball players on the diamond as it does for businessmen and women in the boardroom. So why is it that only athletes constantly practice and better themselves and improve their skills? Couldn’t you and your employees benefit from a little “practice?” While you may not need to work on your swing, you could benefit from some leadership development and team building.
“My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything is to practice, and then practice some more.” – Pete Rose
The solution: Plan a Corporate Retreat!
“Slowing down time allows you to think a little bit differently about the way you communicate and depend on each other,” says Tutor.com founder and CEO George Cigale.
How to Plan a Corporate Retreat
Step 1) Establish Your Goals
What are you trying to accomplish with this corporate retreat? Corporate retreats can be beneficial for a number of different situations. Are you trying to break down communication barriers? Are you trying to break the ice after recently merging companies or divisions within a company? Or are you simply trying to reward your employees for all of their hard work? Taking a break from the typical stress of the daily work day for a little team building can be a reward for your staff, not to mention beneficial for you as well. It’s what we like to call a win-win!
By establishing your goals up front, you will better be able to track the success of your retreat.
Step 2) Going Over Logistics
The first thing you need to do is establish a budget. How much are you willing to spend on this venture? Will your retreat last multiple days, a single day, or maybe just for an afternoon? Are you staying on-site, or are you taking your employees off-site? It all comes down to dollars and cents. Establish a budget and then you can tackles the specifics – when and where.
Step 3) Choose a Facilitator
Who is going to facilitate this corporate retreat? An experienced facilitator is the backbone of any successful team building program. They not only lead the individual exercises, but also hold debriefing sessions to help reinforce the lessons learned during those exercises.
Corporate Retreats and Team Building Expertise in Maryland
Conveniently located between Baltimore and Washington DC, Terrapin Adventures is well-positioned to meet your needs. We offer custom on-site and off-site team building programs designed to break down group barriers and help your staff work more efficiently and cohesively. Our custom programs provide for exciting activities that bridge the gaps in communication, improve cooperation, and expand your group’s problem solving skills.
Terrapin Adventures understands business. Many of our facilitators have corporate expertise and years of experience guiding groups.
If you have any questions about Planning a Corporate Retreat, please call Terrapin Adventures at 301.725.1313, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. You can also follow Terrapin Adventures on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest for up-to-date information on events, trends, and other fun and exciting outdoor activities.