Did you know that on average, Americans put in 1,780 hours of work per annum? This means that as a nation, we work 424 hours more than Germany, 266 hours more than the UK, and 70 hours more than Japan.
So it's no surprise that 51% of U.S. workers report that they are mentally checked-out and work-related stress leads to 120,000 deaths per annum in the country.
It’s time to take a breather – relax, unwind and chill out!
Businesses are increasingly investing in corporate retreats to help employees work and network in more laid back settings. They now understand the importance of fostering the perfect atmosphere to relax, rejuvenate, strategize and gain a fresh perspective.
Corporate retreats enhance cohesiveness and boost confidence – you will see an efficient workforce and a boost in productivity after every corporate getaway.
The average workday is filled with difficulties, and what makes it worse is that unforeseen circumstances creep up when least expected.
So it does not come as a surprise that employees tend to lose sight of what attracted them to their jobs and positions in the first place.
Hosting corporate retreats with fun-filled activities are opportunities for people get to know their colleagues and help reconnect disengaged employees.
Here are some of the many benefits of corporate retreats to boost team morale.
Better communication is encouraged in such events, which in turn increases trust between employees.
Remember, 83% of employees believe that knowing their coworkers at a deeper level will make them a more engaged and efficient team member.
Undue stress can adversely affect productivity and efficiency – and a corporate retreat can help.
The fact is, even though such retreats help your staff members learn, network and grow professionally, some time away from the office also allows them to rejuvenate.
A lack of proper feedback and much-needed recognition will lead to employees feeling disengaged – in fact, leaders who recognize small wins see an 83% augmentation in engagement.
A corporate retreat presents the perfect opportunity for superiors to have honest one-to-one conversations with their subordinates.
This one-on-one connection will help your employees feel like they are a part of the team. Their morale will be at an all-time high – they will feel more involved, valued, and connected.
They get a chance to learn new skills, or they might be introduced to new talents that will help them climb the corporate ladder.
Team-based activities will highlight natural born leaders, and at the same time, some employees may learn the dos and don’ts of becoming a good manager.
All in all, regardless of how big or small your company is – you will benefit tremendously by hosting a corporate retreat.
Now only will you boost employee morale, but you will also see a consequent improvement in productivity, sales and customer service.
The Barn Smith Lake is an ideal venue that will surpass all your expectations. It is large enough to accommodate your entire workforce across all departments and branches.
On the other hand, if you want a small, intimate affair with only 50 of your top performers that can be arranged too.
As one of Alabama’s most picturesque venues, the Barn Smith Lake offers all modern amenities, including high-speed internet. You can even count on us to cater the event to ensure that your corporate retreat is a raging success.
Email us at [email protected] to learn more about our event coordination services or visit our website for details.