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Why a Retreat is Good for Business

Why a Retreat is Good for Business

Some of the smartest corporate leaders know that building teamwork is an ongoing process.  As a result, more companies are investing in corporate retreat events in an effort to help employees to connect with each other and build stronger bonds.

What Are the Benefits of a Corporate Retreat?

Although renting a campground or lodge for a weekend doesn't have to be prohibitively expensive, those in charge of budgeting and strategizing would like to see a strong return on their investment. In many cases, corporate retreats more than pay for themselves. Here are some of the many benefits leadership and employees can experience by attending a corporate retreat:

  • A Break from the Office: Have you ever dealt with a problem and decided to go for a walk to work through it? Oftentimes, a change of environment allows people to see things in a different light. They may find that they have new ideas or have found solutions to problems they couldn't figure out in the office.
  • Renewed Focus: In addition to new ideas, many people who have attended a corporate retreat have reported they are more able to focus once they got back. Research, time and time again, has shown that people are better at their jobs after they have taken a vacation, so the same principles may apply here. A corporate retreat is still work, but it also provides everyone with the opportunity to recharge their batteries and focus on their work with renewed vigor.
  • Teambuilding:  Corporate retreats allow everyone to engage in teambuilding activities and communicate with people who they may see in the office but don't generally speak to on a normal basis.
If you are concerned about planning your retreat, finding the right retreat venue will alleviate a lot of your stress. When choosing a venue, you will need to consider budget, size, and location. In addition to that, if you have a specific retreat theme, that should be a part of the decision as well.

Whether you're thinking about a campground or a beachside retreat center, there are so many options available at Unique Venues. We encourage you to try our Venue Search to find camp and retreat venues near you.
During this global pandemic, the team at Unique Venues has been working to serve our industry planners and venues with free resources including roundtables, webinars, and workshops. You can visit our COVID-19 Resources page to learn about our upcoming programs this month and next that you may be interested in registering for. Be sure to follow Unique Venues on Facebook (@uniquevenues) and be on the lookout for Facebook Live sessions from Unique Venues CEO, Chuck Salem who will be providing tips and trends for weathering the storm.