“Offsite Meetings are a great use of time and resources, invigorate and inspire the team, and pay dividends.”
Spencer Rascoff, Zillow Executive Officer
Like Rascoff, Lone Star Peak Performance believes that conducting regular offsite meetings is an essential element of organizational success. In fact, we recently dedicated an entire social media series to learning about the importance, and benefits, of offsite meetings.
During the series we covered the top five reasons to conduct an offsite meeting.
1. Productivity and focus
Getting out of the office removes common distractors and allows team members to focus on the task at hand. Return on time invested is exponential when you gather for one eight-hour meeting instead of eight one-hour meetings.
2. Face-to-face networking time.
There’s no substitute for meeting in person. Offsite meetings allow team members that work in different departments or different states to connect and establish relationships that will pay dividends into the future.
Team building exercises allows team members to see each other in a different light. Different strengths are revealed completing challenges than sitting at a desk. Plus you’re having a whole lot of fun, which creates powerful shared memories!
4. Tech boost
Using an offsite meeting facility provides your team with access to new and different technology. The change in environment and equipment allows your team to be more creative and engaged.
5. Encourage creativity
Offsite Meetings generate meaningful, creative ideas that may not emerge in the daily grind of the office. Fresh air and scheduled time to plan/envision empowers team members to take control of the future.
Be sure to check out next month’s newsletter for the conclusion of this article focused on the importance of getting your team out of the office!