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The same routine day in and day out can be exhausting to anyone. People get makeovers, try new dishes, and learn new skills to get their creative juices flowing. Here is how to use offsite company meetings to boost employee morale.
Camaraderie and offsite team meetings
Team meetings are a good way for companies to build a sense of camaraderie among employees. Many people in a corporate environment are so used to working in an isolated manner in their cubicles, rarely getting a chance to interact with each other. Individuals who are not able to connect with each other at an office party or event are more likely to do so in an offsite meeting where there are a lot of team and trust building exercises being conducted.
Improv and the offsite meeting
Team members can be encouraged to learn how their behaviors or attitudes toward a process can encourage people to learn how to better work together. Improvisational theatre can be used for training purposes to teach people how to respond to stress or challenging customers. Improv can be about exploring their behaviors in real life scenarios. Hotels such as Cartier Place Suite Hotel, can also be used for offsite company meetings to accomplish this goal.
Breaking routine and offsite meetings
Breaking routine is something that is much easier to do in an offsite meeting. Bored employees are more likely to have negative feelings toward an employer, team member or their job. Variety, on the other hand, keeps employees for feeling trapped in their routine. People are becoming increasingly resistant to routine and expect to be fulfilled by everything that they do. In fact, many people are actually quitting their jobs for lesser paying jobs that are more fulfilling and interesting. Breaking routine with an offsite meeting can really make the workplace setting more inviting.
Innovation fair and offsite group meetings
Innovation fairs are a great way to inspire people to think outside of the box. Some companies have these group meetings and conferences for employees with a goal in mind. For example, a company decides to encourage employees to compete in a contest by creating or improving a process to cut costs or boost creativity. The competitive spirit combined with an exciting fair environment adds some excitement to the typical employee’s often mundane lifestyle.
These are great ways to use the offsite meeting to boost employee morale. Employees can engage in team building fairs, break routine, and embrace the spirit of innovation when considering working offline. Most of these things encourage people to think outside the box and operate outside of their comfort zone in the offsite meeting.
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Guest post written by Kandace Heller