A retreat is time you have intentionally set aside to get away and recuperate. Company retreats can have many benefits for you and your employees. They give you all an opportunity to rest, bond with each other, and have fun. In turn, they can improve morale and productivity. A company retreat gives everyone in your company a chance to step away from the office, and every retreat needs a theme.
A theme keeps everyone focused on an idea and helps them understand the ultimate purpose of this time away. A theme for your company retreat is especially important because it will unify your company across departments so everyone will be on one accord. It will also help direct your planning, ensuring that everything is clear and focused throughout the event. Choosing the right theme for your company retreat is essential for putting it together.
Look at your business plan again. When this company began, it launched with objectives, values, and a focus. Review them to remind yourself of what vision you have for your company. What kind of company is this? What kind of working environment are you attempting to foster? You’ll want your theme to be relevant to your company’s goals and represent your values. Reexamining what your company is about will help direct your decision.
Ask yourself, “Why are we having this retreat?” Are you celebrating anything? Do you want to inspire your employees? Is this a team-building event? A retreat is a great time to learn about each other and ensure everyone is on the same page about the company’s direction. Think of some words that relate to the purpose of this event and your desired outcome. After leaving the retreat, what feeling or message do you want your team to take with them? What mindset should they return to work with?
When planning an event, you have to think about your target audience to determine what message will reach them most effectively. Think about your team members. These are the people you’ve handpicked to be a part of your mission. What do you know about your employees? Consider their personalities, hobbies, and interests. Your theme should be an idea that your employees will support and invest in.
Frogbridge Events is the ideal setting for your company retreat. The event planners at Frogbridge are experts at planning corporate events and picnics with tons of experience planning for Fortune 500 companies. Located in New Jersey, our resort is an expansive 86-acre landscape packed with various recreational activities such as volleyball, laser tag, mini-golf, and more. We offer meals and refreshments from a seasonal menu prepared by our expert chef.
Our company picnic package offers exclusive use of the resort for five hours, as well as access to our lifeguarded pools, freshwater lakes, and optional extras. To learn more about our corporate events, fill out our online contact form or call (609) 208-9475.