These 3 secrets are the keys to executing a successful and fun off-site for your team.
1. Determine the goal
Communicating your goal to the team will produce a clearly defined reason for taking time away from work. The reasons could be:
Bring colleagues together that work remote
Celebrating a goal achieved
Emphasize the company’s desire to support “the whole person”
Encouraging retention of employees by treating them to a special event
Introduce new employees to the team
2. Engage with Immersive Activity
Getting participants out of the desk chair and engaging with each other can have lasting impact. Seeing team members in a new light fosters communication and relationship building outside the conference room.
3. Invest in Retention Tools
Taking time away from work should be meaningful and not a waste of time. Having an event where new skills are learned and can be transferred to home life, shows your team the company cares about them as people. It also enables the sharing of the experience long after the event is over.
Our team was looking for a fun team building event and wanted to do a cooking class. At first, we looked at more formal cooking schools, but realized we wanted a more intimate experience customized for our team. Stacie was great! She sent us several different menus to choose from and crafted a menu that worked with our allergies and food preferences. The day was relaxing and fun. She is well organized and keeps everyone involved. I would highly recommend her for a corporate event.
Kim B. / Kahler Slater
Stacie did a Corporate event for us last week and it was wonderful. We got to select 2 appetizers and 1 dessert to make during a 45 minute session. Stacie sent a comprehensive packet ahead of time with the recipes and tips for preparing your space. Stacie did a great job during the remote session. She was very comfortable running her kitchen and engaging with the class at the same time. Stacie also provided a video link of the session afterwards so people could review the class again. The remote cooking class was a great way to connect with our team and enjoy something fun.
Stacie - thank you so much for a wonderful cooking event!
Louise K. / Senior Recruiter / Ventera