5 tips for planning your next team away day
It’s been a while since employees have seen their colleagues, some may have even started and worked for the past year without meeting a colleague. While Zoom is useful for bringing people together for meetings, let’s face it, it’s just not the same as meeting in person. However a team away day can help bring your staff back together in an inspiring and casual atmosphere.
Here are a few tips for planning your next team away day
- Start with a goal for your team away day
Perhaps you want to brainstorm ideas for a major project or take time to learn about your coworkers and their skills. Create a goal you want to accomplish with your corporate away day that will give you and your team a sense of purpose for being there – besides having some fun and getting to know one another a little better.
- Get out of the office, and keep the venue inspiring
Getting your employees up from their desks and into a conference room down the hall isn’t necessarily the best way to get everyone excited about an away day.
Nature-rich venues like The Avon, just a short drive outside of Dublin, specialize in corporate away days and retreats with fun activities, beautiful scenery, and spots to gather and talk. Participate in team building challenges and get the juices flowing in a beautiful venue.
- Give your team plenty of notice to plan for an away day
Remember that people have responsibilities outside of work. Give your team plenty of notice ahead of time, ideally more than a month, to plan for being away from home.
Tell your team about the activities they may be doing during their trip, any items they should bring, what they should wear, and how they should prepare to make the most of their away day.
- Invite outside experts and mentors
Introduce a few fresh perspectives to the mix by inviting people outside of your usual team along for the away day.
A guest speaker could give an enlightening lecture over brunch, a sports coach could pump everybody up before a team building activity, or a major client could offer some useful feedback during a drinks reception
- Schedule time for fun team building and important work
A team away day should feel like a productive vacation. Plan enough time to accomplish your goal as well as plenty of time for fun and bonding. Consider staying overnight if the agenda is too packed for one day – the extra time spent together will help your team unwind and lead to great ideas to bring back to the office.
In Ireland? Consider The Avon for your next team away day or corporate event
Proud caretakers of the Blessington Greenway with access to the beautiful Blessington Lakes and shoreline, The Avon is an unrivaled nature retreat and adventure center.
The Avon’s corporate packages offer a range of customisable and engaging activities for your team to enjoy away from the office.
Activities include kayaking, SUPs, bike rides, a team building arena, climbing wall, zip lining, archery, and air rifle shooting.
Unwind at our outdoor spa, refuel from one of our food trucks or relax with a drink at the bar with the most space and best views in Ireland overlooking Blessington Lakes.
Come for one day, or stay for three, we’ll help inspire your team to be healthier, happier, and more productive.
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