Get out of the office and enjoy these great travel benefits.
Once viewed as somewhat of a nuisance, after many long months at home, the thought of business travel sounds very appealing to employers and employees alike. We’ve all been working long hours from home, and as we’re starting to see some return to normalcy, employees are looking to reconnect with both colleagues and clients.
While employees have proven that they are just as productive working from home as from the office, there’s simply no substitute for face-to-face human connection that doesn’t require an Internet connection.
Benefits of Company Retreats
Employees at many companies now work entirely remotely or have embraced a hybrid work model. This is excellent news for flexibility and reducing health risks in the office; it’s not such great news for connectivity and smooth, seamless communication.
Providing employees the opportunity to reconnect altogether all in the same place for a few days can be hugely beneficial in terms of boosting team morale and allowing teams to feel more connected. Away from the stress of the office (or, more accurately, the home office), employees can slow down and enjoy the company of their teammates without home or office distractions and interruptions. Even if the retreat is just a few days, that feeling of togetherness and camaraderie lasts well after everyone returns home.
Hosting a company retreat shows employees that the company truly cares about their career development and job satisfaction. It’s easy for employees at every level to get caught up on the hamster wheel of daily life, to be able to take a deep breath, pause, and reflect on their role, the organization’s mission, what’s working and what isn’t.
Depending on how large your company is, your administrative assistant may have never met the marketing manager. A company retreat provides a less formal space and a new location for all employees to get to know one another outside of the office.
Benefits of Industry Events
Trade associations and other conference hosts finally feel comfortable hosting in-person conferences and expos once again. Similar to in-person company retreats, conferences are a terrific opportunity for employees to meet peers in their industry. They can learn more about their roles within other organizations, swap best practices, and generally make valuable connections. These connections can help energize employees and get out of the feedback loop that can sometimes characterize our day-to-day lives in the office.
Perhaps you’re considering hosting a widely attended industry event or sponsoring an event during a larger conference? This can be a fantastic way to build your brand recognition, create a positive association with your organization, and draw in new customers.
Relax and Recharge
Relaxation was not a word associated with business travel a few years ago. Corporate travel in 2022, however, can provide employees with the space to relax and return to work feeling recharged and reconnected with their colleagues as well as their professional purpose.
Let Superior Executive Services’ team help plan your next corporate retreat or event. Contact Superior Executive Services today at 608-665-9070 or send us a message online to get started!