Today, business is more about catering to employees and customers than it is about numbers. Yes, numbers are important, but they’re only factorable when you have happy customers and employees. This means it’s imperative to keep people happy in order to increase revenue and profit margins.
While you might have implemented many strategies to keep your customers happy, having disgruntled employees and high turnover rates could be turning customers away. To remedy this problem, it’s important to offer something for your employees.
Depending on the size of your company, you’ll want to plan a retreat every six months or at least every year. Having this established will give your employees the advantage of knowing when each retreat is coming up give them something to look forward to.
Time away from the office is a great way to boost morale and improve cohesiveness between everyone in the office.
Build Interpersonal Relationships Between Coworkers
One of the best benefits of a retreat is that it guarantees to build interpersonal relationships between co-workers. Since most of these retreats eliminate anything work-related, it gives each coworker on the retreat an opportunity to get to know each other on a more personal level.
If you find that there is tension between certain employees, you can set aside a specific retreat that will help build a stronger relationship between coworkers. Sometimes, work stress can cause a natural disliking toward certain people. So, it’s important to try to clear these instances up as soon as possible for a smoother work environment and decreased employee turnover rate.
Help Build More Creative Collaborations
Depending on the retreat, you can help with building more creative collaborations between coworkers. If you take them to a location, like Tamarack Adventure & Retreat Center, that requires them to work together in new and different ways, it can create better relationships and more synergy among the team.
This can be a great retreat for a marketing team since they need to work together to create content that’s appealing to consumers. So even something as simple as group initiatives can get your employees’ creative thoughts flowing. Consider it the next time you want to set up an offsite that’s not the same ol’ thing.
Increase Team Building Skills Among Coworkers
If you want your business to succeed, you need employees who are willing to work together. Sometimes, you’ll have employees who are more self-centered and forget the meaning of teamwork. Activities like ropes courses or zip lines, even just sitting outside together by a campfire helps employees become more open with each other.
Tamarack Adventure & Retreat Center offers so many different opportunities for your team to come together, collaborate and engage on a level that’s outside the day to day. Even the most skilled team member in the office could use the assistance of another when swinging from a 50 foot high Tango Tower, climbing a flat wall with no ropes or building up the confidence to zip across a lake.
It’s not fun being a part of a company that’s all business and no fun. Everyone enjoys working with companies who are willing to put their employee’s need before their own. Retreats are becoming more imperative to help with promoting a more relaxing and rewarding work environment for every generation
Work-life balance is imperative for people. So, if you can integrate their life with their work a bit, it can help everyone feel more comfortable and promote a better work environment.
Now, shameless plug. Tamarack Adventure is truly the perfect place to interact with co-workers, have some fun, improve team work and moral. It’s a retreat from the stresses of every day, in a beautiful campy environment that everyone will appreciate!