It is an unfortunate fact that, when the budget low, corporate events get the axe. The most misunderstood opinion is that removing staff from the office decreases productivity but here’s how a change of scenery betters your team.
Never underestimate the power of doing something new. No matter how much your staff enjoy their job, the relentless monotony of the 9-5 can cause anyone’s creativity and excitement to perish. Just by switching up the schedule, your staff are more awake than usual! Outdoor activities offer space, fresh air and new challenges. A simple change of surrounding can cause your staff to be more alert, meaning more receptive, so be sure to tackle the things you’ve been putting off!
A new place can provide new inspiration. We respond to the stimulus around us. That’s why, when you think ‘I must go do that thing’, you might forget what you were doing when you move to another room. Lots of people find it helpful to go back to the room they were in to remind themselves, again, of what they had planned. You can’t think of new ideas if you’re only ever surrounded by the same things. Changing where your team meets to brainstorm can generate a whole lot more leads!
If you make a change of scenery, be sure to pick somewhere with plenty of room for activities. If you’re going to hire a venue, you might as well make the most out of it! Think about what it is your team needs. Do they need to reconnect over a team building activity? Do they need to get creative with a hands-on challenge? Do they just need to learn some new skills and have a break? Whatever it is you choose to do, movement = energy! Get your team thinking outside the box!
From replenishing the passion for their job, to inspiring new ideas, to problem solving and team building, a simple change of scenery can better your team. So…where would you like to go?
For a meeting in the treetops with outdoor skills and challenges see here.