Planning a work retreat can seem daunting at best. If you’re embarking on a retreat soon, try out these best practices for a productive session:
• Determine a goal and get feedback. A successful retreat starts with everyone on the same page. Send a poll and consider the team’s thoughts when planning the day’s themes.
• Decide if a moderator would be useful. While we all have great ideas, an outsider’s perspective can provide a fresh structure to any retreat setting.
• Schedule in some fun. A designated hour for a silly game or walk outside keeps the team focused when it counts.
– Rosalind Hall, The New Orleans 100
Annual retreats run more smoothly if you have a plan.