While it may be something you’ll consider as costly, hosting a company retreat is one of those events that can bring about positive change to your company. It’s a chance for you to give your employees a restful break. It may take place while they still learn a little bit concerning their job. Events like these may also help create an impression that your company has a good heart that values its assets: your employees.
Albeit more challenging for this year, this doesn’t mean that the pandemic is going to hinder you from hosting a meaningful company retreat. For as long as the proper safety precautions are met and travel or mass activities are permitted in your area, this is something that your team can enjoy. Plus, it can be a fitting reward you can give to your employees after they’ve endured all the work-related challenges they have faced during their continuing tenure.
To help you in this pursuit, this article gives you three company retreat ideas that you may want to try out for this year.
Go on a Corporate Cruise
Depending on the local safety regulations set up in your location, you may already be able to plan a corporate cruise in 2021. However, you will also need to check with the travel regulations and requirements on the stopover destinations or countries for an added safety measure.
While it may seem like an unwelcome idea to keep yourself locked in a cruise, different travel companies have actually stepped up their game by improving their sanitary and health practices to make sure that everyone is safe on board.
Going on a cruise is regarded as a no-fail idea for a company retreat. It’s believed that most employees are open to the idea. Giving them a restful vacation at a tropical location is one of the rewards you can give to your people.
That said, there are many reasons to hold your upcoming company retreat in a cruise, and they include:
- It’s stress-free, as you no longer have to worry about the logistics. When you sign up with a good cruise charter, they also take care of the itinerary such as day tours for stopovers.
- Most activities are all pre-planned – whether there are those who like to chill with some workmates at the bar, or simply have some peace and quiet by the poolside, there will be something for everyone.
- It offers good value for your money, especially with all-inclusive holiday rates for big groups like yours.
Visit a Farm
One of the cheapest and most fuss-free retreat ideas you can do is to visit a farm. Plus, this is also unique as not a lot of companies actually think of taking their team to a retreat on a farm.
Today, many farms have introduced many features and activities for every visitor regardless of age. The accommodation, usually in a cabin, camper, or a bed and breakfast type, is believed to be cozy as well.
Going to a farm may provide an opportunity for everyone to go back to simpler times. It’s there that the team can be comfortable and even break down the barriers of hierarchy that are usually present in the office.
If you intend on inviting your team’s children to the retreat, going to a farm is a good option for you as there are many farm activities that they can enjoy as well.
If you have the right tools for it and you’re sure that a majority of your team is up for an adventure, you can also hold your company retreat at a camping site!
Depending on the budget that you have, your options for possible locations are many. You can go for a simple tent camping by the mountains, or rent out campers and recreational vehicles or RVs. If budget isn’t an issue, you can even go with luxury glamping where all the amenities are provided, it’s just that you’re outdoors.
Especially in 2021, when your options to travel far may still be quite limited, you can always enjoy retreats nearby by going to nearby parks or forest reserves. Just be sure that you comply with the safety precautions set by medical authorities for travel in 2021. Being one with nature is believed to be a good way to de-stress and to just savor the moment and breathe – after perhaps staying indoors for too long from working from home or being on lockdown.
A company retreat is like a sleepover with your workmates. It’s a chance to get to know more about each other in the team, develop good relationships for a more harmonious working relationship, and in its literal sense, retreat after long days of hard work.
Depending on what you have planned out for your team, you may even host a company retreat where each person can bring along their families. If you’re still on the hunt for ideas, hopefully, the list above is able to shed more light on what you can do. Now all that’s left to accomplish is to actually start planning.