Corporate Retreat

When your senior management team or board of directors hold a corporate retreat the investment of time and money is significant.

“How to make the most of this limited and extremely valuable time?”

Focus…

Clearly establish at the outset what the group wants to achieve from the corporate retreat session.  We tend to ask this simple question “what is the effect you want to achieve”.

The right people…

If you don’t have the right people, then the whole thing will fall apart either during the retreat or, even worse, when you get back to the office. Typically you will want to have an intact management team present at your retreat. If there are other key staff members within the organisation with an in-depth knowledge of the issues at hand, or who will be responsible for executing the strategy, consider adding them as well. You may wish to add them for only part of the agenda, or you may wish to get their input either before or after the retreat.

Never use a corporate retreat to “reward” someone; this is a time for serious business and should only include the people needed to get the work done.

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