Corporate retreats can have a variety of use cases to strengthen your organization. At its base level, corporate retreats are an opportunity for your team to bond and grow closer, which allows for a better, more productive, work environment. However, the benefits and outcomes of corporate retreats are multifaceted. They can be an opportunity to establish a company’s corporate identity, outline company mission statements, or create a vision. In this way, corporate retreats can have two direct benefits: the first to the company and the second to the employee.

The Benefits of a Professional Retreat

The importance of staff morale—and the improvement that corporate retreats can have on it—should not be underestimated. Indeed, the shift in staff morale is the most significant benefit of a corporate retreat.

The benefits of a recreational retreat upon staff morale are apparent: a fun retreat is an excellent time for employees. However, what is not clear is how that benefit to the employee translates into an advantage to the company. Not only does a fun retreat mean a relaxing time for employees, but it also shows them gratitude from the company for their hard work and diligence. These benefits to the employee mean that staff will be reenergized and reinvigorated in their work. Since stagnation is often the cause for decline at work, having a refreshed employee adds exponential value to the company.

Exploring Corporate Retreat Ideas

A more practical idea for a corporate retreat is to use it for professional purposes, such as defining or redefining core company pillars, establishing future goals, or brainstorming crisis solutions. Additionally, corporate retreats can incorporate awards ceremonies for real or imagined successes. While these professional aspects of corporate retreats directly affect the company, they also feature an indirect benefit through the employees that receive agency to express and contribute to the conversation. This agency should not go unnoticed, as it can have vast improvements on company processes.

Because corporate retreats are viewed as a bonus to employees for a year or period of toil, the venue a company chooses to host its retreat is also essential—if not more important than the activities it chooses to host.

Blackberry Ridge Event Center features a high-end event space, pan catering, and awe-inspiring views of the golf course. The event space can be paired with green fees in warm months, bundling a recreational retreat with a professional one for the best of both worlds.

Our event planners will work with you to ensure your company gets the most out of your time with us. Call 320-257-4653 or email to begin your corporate retreat planning today! Watch as your staff returns to work invigorated for the tasks ahead.