Tips for Planning a Healthy Company Retreat
Hosting a company retreat has the great potential to positively transform and significantly boost the morale and connectivity of your team. Deciding to host a healthy, wellness-inspired retreat can transform the people themselves and the relationships each of your staff members has with one another in an even more powerful and impactful way. This could be one of the most important and ultimately profitable investments that you make! Read on for our top five tips on planning a healthy company retreat.
Deciding to host a healthy, wellness-inspired retreat can transform the people themselves and the relationships each of your staff members has with one another in an even more powerful and impactful way.
Set an Intention.
This intention can be collective or each individual can set their own. Why are you here on this retreat? What is your goal by the end of the retreat? Identifying, sharing and exploring your respective intentions will help give greater insight into what motivates and inspires your team.
Choose the Right Location.
Retreats can be both demanding and revitalizing. Whether the getaway focuses on strategic planning or team building, choose a location that inspires, relaxes and impresses. You may need air conditioned indoor space for extended work periods, but be sure to offer breathtaking outdoor spaces for “meeting walks”, “meditation pods” and creative thinking sessions.
Get Offline During the Retreat.
In all likelihood, your team spends most of their days on a phone or at a computer terminal managing emails and client requests. Ensure that their corporate vacation is spent as digitally disconnected as possible. Retreats are most effectively used as an opportunity to develop creative initiatives, encourage team building and to solve problems. Limited wifi access, or none at all, will likely transform the retreat experience and bring some big ideas to your business.
Add Yoga and Fitness Adventures To the Retreat.
The billion-dollar company Lululemon is right when they preach that “people who sweat together, stick together”. Whether your team is hiking giant mountains, practicing yoga on the beach or enjoying a snorkelling trip in the ocean, these healthy activities will unite your team in a more powerful way than the traditional “ice-breaker” games.
Provide Healthy Food and Drink Options.
Long gone are the days of processed cookies, sugar-filled juices and instant coffee. Treat your team to high-quality, nourishing, healthy foods that will stimulate their thinking minds while sustaining their energy for the projects at hand. Inquire with your retreat host about smoothies, cold pressed juices, gluten free and vegetarian options.
Are you ready to begin planning your company wellness retreat? Contact our team of experts at Core Essence to learn more about retreat locations, retreat schedules, customized food and beverage menus and beyond.