Teams are more demanding than ever before. Just because you are paying them doesn’t mean that they are going to give it their all. As far as they’re concerned, a salary is just a means to an end. They do it because they have to, and that’s not a good mindset to have for your business. There is need to improve company morale through corporate retreats to show employees that you care about their well-being. It’s supposed to be a treat and a reward. Just make sure that you don’t ask the employees to pay for it ☺.
One of the best ways to bring a team together is to bring on a corporate retreat. Your goal should be attracting and retaining talent, and the best way to do that is to make people feel like they are part of a family. Team building activities that are fun can do a lot for your company. They can make people believe that they are all in this together. The office can become a stressful place and there are always busy times during the year. When they come around, people can get stressed and irritable. By taking people away from a stressful environment, you can make sure that they decompress all over again. Less stress means more productive talent.
The only way that each and every person is going to get better at what they do is through reflection. Teams should always take time out to get away from work and think. A time to reflect enables everyone to look back at what they have done in the past few months. They have the chance to consider how they can improve and what their flaws are .Not only is this crucial for self-development it’s essential for the continuing progress of the company.
If you’re doing the same things every single day, the chances are people are not going to realize their true talents. Coworkers often fail to realize just how extraordinary each person is because nobody ever gets the chance to reveal who they truly are. Team retreats allow a group of people to indulge in tasks that just don’t happen in the normal office environment. You learn to know different persons, you can also better identify with them and hard skill can reveal a bunch of other soft skills, so it’s always useful to find out more about people in a relaxed environment.
GLADYS N. NYAKARU, our Human Resources Manager holds an MSc in Human Resources Management from Mount Kenya University. She’s a certified Human Resources Management professional (CHRMP) by the Institute of Human Resources Management (IHRM) and a member of the Academy of certified Human Resource Professional (ACHRP) and Kenya Institute of Management (KIM).