The offsite corporate retreat. People either love them or hate them, and it’s not hard to see why. Done correctly, retreats can be an effective way for your organization to bring about positive change. Done poorly however, and you end up with a wasted weekend and the possibility of making things in the office worse. It’s not an easy task to plan a retreat that is fun and productive, but MD Resort’s professional planners can lead you the whole way.
There are many reasons your organization may want to hold a retreat. The time away can help solve a specific company problem, explore new strategies, evaluate performance, or train in new areas. A corporate leader should also consider using a retreat for input, support, and creativity from their partners or employees.
Using a retreat to deal with sources of conflict or confusion is no easy task. The problem needs to be one that impacts the whole group, not just a few non-team players. The solution should be a method that involves members, rather than talking at people to get a point across. Let members voice their opinions on issues, and make sure you listen! General participation is key for any positive change to be made. Our professional staff can guide you in choosing the best solutions for any specific problems your organization may be facing.
A retreat is more than just a very long meeting. It’s a chance for co-workers, team members, board members, or managers to dig deeply into issues. This is most effectively done somewhere offsite so the group will not be distracted – a fresh environment yields fresh perspectives. MD Resort is the perfect location for any DFW business to have a retreat. Our ranch is only 25 minutes from downtown Fort Worth, in the beautiful country hills of Aurora.
Of course, don’t forget about the fun! Regardless of your retreat goals, a successful retreat needs to involve some downtime for good old fashioned fun. This time is a great opportunity for team members to learn things about one another they never would have otherwise. A team building environment encourages members to build natural bonds that can carry over to the workplace too! Remember that a good retreat will always have people occupied. No empty downtime that encourages isolation and exclusion!
MD Resort can help you plan your next retreat. We have experience seeing what works and what doesn’t. So give us a call and we will take time to discuss what your goals are and how we can make your next retreat the best ever!