Woohoo! Workcation! Here at TravelPerk, we’re all about
blending worlds togetherif it means you get to have more fun. If you’re the person organizing this upcoming workcation (AKA company retreat) then you might be feeling stressed instead of excited.Company retreats are invaluable experiences in culture-building, brainstorming, and relaxed innovation. Startups report increased
camaraderie, communication, and productivityduring their retreats.If the duty of planning the company retreat has fallen on your shoulders, not to worry. You can handle this!You will get everyone there safely, feed them delicious food, and facilitate team building. With these planning guidelines, it’s in the bag. Here’s how to plan a retreat.
Of course you want as many people to attend as possible, but the fact is that some people won’t be able to attend, due to personal reasons.
- Weather (does the team want to go somewhere warmer or cooler?)
- Ease/length of travel
- Whether or not travel visas will be required for some/all team mates
- Quality of wifi in most lodgings and cafes
You’ll also want to have clear guidelines on the inclusion of significant others and kids. For short, nearby retreats, it’s acceptable to request that employees not invite their significant others. But for long retreats that are far away, many employees would rather include their significant others and/or children. When choosing a location, you’ll need to consider the availability of
alternative lodging in case team members do invite their loved ones. A city will have more options for significant others to book lodging nearby than a remote wilderness area, for example.
With group booking handled for you, TravelPerk makes company retreat planning super smooth.
Learn more about group bookings here!