Looking for a way to boost company morale? Take a company retreat! More companies now more than ever understand that in order to keep a united front against competitors, employee cohesion and satisfaction are absolutely essential to stay afloat in this market.
This is why companies are looking to exercise team play outside of the office and in much different surroundings. If you’re looking for suggestions on company retreats, here are a few that will no doubt help stimulate creativity, productivity, teamwork and unity in your company.
St. Regis Monarch Beach
If you’re looking for the best of the best, the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Orange County, Calif. The St. Regis offers a variety of company packages affordable to mid-to-large sized companies. Known for being the preferred destination for AIG executives, the St. Regis offers exclusive team building workshops that help develop members within companies become leaders and employees become team players. There’s no better way to relieve company stress than in this luxury resort.
Hope Lake Lodge
Ever seen those movies where companies take their employees to company retreats that involve a lot of obstacle course training? Located near in the Finger Lakes of New York State, the Hope Lake Lodge is described as ideal for team building. The lodge offers a variety of obstacle courses that encourage team work and helps employees conceptualize creative solutions for every day problems. Recent studies suggest that the best way to build cohesion within groups (families, companies, etc.) is to create and experience that involves physical group work. It sure seems like the Hope Lake Hodge got the memo, because they seem to know a thing or two about team building exercises.
Canyon Ranch Hotel and Spa
Located in sunny Miami, the Canyon Ranch Hotel and Spa has been listed as one of Businessinsider.com’s most “Mind-Blowing Corporate Destinations”. Focusing on wellness and health, Canyon Ranch also offers corporate packages that include team building and fitness sessions and wellness workshops. The corporate retreat packages are specific for companies that both want to further develop internal corporate cohesion and encourage a healthy work space.
L’Auberge De Sedona
The French name may confuse you, but trust me, it’s still in the U.S. L’Auberge de Sedona is an 11-acre retreat located at Sedona near the Grand Canyon in Arizona. This destination offers 3,500 square feet of meeting space that can host approximately 175 people, perfect for a mid-sized company. Along with the corporate package comes communication exercises and team building trips and hikes through the Grand Canyon. It’s definitely one of the most picturesque corporate retreats in the U.S.
If you’re looking to stay in within the reaches of civilization, spend less money on a company retreat and still reap the benefits of employee bonding and team building, the Hampshire House may be just what you’re looking for. Ideal for small company gatherings and day/night-long company parties (recommended for small companies or start-ups), this Bostonian Mansion also offers company employees full access to several of its special events rooms that may be used for any planned exercises or workshops (team-building, communication creativity, etc.).
Company retreats have been a recent popular trend in growing businesses, especially now that most have broken free from the economic restraints of the recession. By learning team work, creativity and communication skills at these company retreats, you’re business will grow both internally and externally. It’s now more important than ever to keep employee morale and teamwork high, which is why it’s highly encouraged to take a break from everyday office life to enjoy what what company retreats have to offer.