Traveling with co-workers can sometimes be a daunting task, however, picking just the right destination can lead to great comraderies and strengthen your work associations. Once outside of the office, it is much easier to improve relations. These five suggestions will be sure to point any company on the right path for a healthy and balanced work atmosphere.
Corporate Retreat – A company retreat is an all-around winning solution! There are many locations throughout North America that you can select from. From luxury lodging in Napa Valley and scenic Colorado to metropolitan New York and Los Angeles, there are numerous private areas you can take your team to relax and build with one another. The staff will assist with daily activities that will allow your team to connect and get to identify with one another in a healthy positive manner. Consider a road trip as an alternative to a flight. It will make the retreat that much more enjoyable.
Cruise – Going on a cruise can be great for team building. There are itineraries provided each morning detailing all activities throughout the vessel. There are many group exercises that you will be able to do together, such as Bingo or charades, to name a few. You can see a Broadway show and enjoy excursions together once docked. To add to the fun there is also fine dining each night, and the food is delectable!
Mallorca, Spain – This destination makes the list because it is affordable as it is stunning. There language is mostly Spanish, however, a tour guide is highly recommended. They have a ‘Jungleparc’ which can offer your group a sense of adventure while away from the office. There’s plenty of hikes to take and you can also go golfing and experience some beautiful sea views together.
Machu Picchu – This is an excellent choice! There’s no better way to foster camaraderie in a team or group than to accomplish a goal together and a trip to this location brings rewards that simply can’t be put into words….be we will try! Machu Picchu is on a remote mountain-top in the Peruvian Andes. The team will feel like ancient explorers as time is spent on these historical grounds. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a must to bring everyone together for an unforgettable experience.
Whichever destination you choose, you are sure to notice a difference amongst employees following your trip. Be sure to plan at least a year in advance to give everyone time to afford the trip and feel comfortable about participating. The key is to bring everyone closer and make the work environment more positive and cohesive.