Planning Company Retreat
Last time, I wrote about my research on how other companies plan their retreats. As the date is getting closer, I am going to setup our own schedule.
We have separated those into two big parts: Fun & Work.
- Island Visit
- Aquarium Visit
- Cooking Class
- Company Goals
- Books to read
- Creating Podcasts
- Daily Vblogs
According to some readings, having goals or purposes are important to the success of the retreat. We shall define the goals we want to achieve. By far, I would suggest this is mainly figuring out ways to achieve break-even and collaboration between members of this new team.
Setting up a shared Calendar
As the first retreat for the company, we are not sure which style fits the best. Thus, I am going to start with an organizer approach. I collected the ideas from the team, and set this up for a temporary arrangement. Team members are welcome to adjust and suggest they would like to work on.
9am — 5pm sounds like a common schedule set by other companies. Yet, we may adjust based on the following reasons:
- Our team members don’t work at the same time zone. For myself, I am a morning person, but two other members mainly work at late night.
- This may include more in-depth talks rather than conscious works, we’d rather prefer more of us to join than a fixing time schedule.
- Some activities like island visit may take a whole day, and we might as well work more at night.
- Family members and significant others may want to enjoy the day time there together.
Although I would prefer a 80% working, 20% leisure style, this first retreat may be a little different. More of the details will be discussed among the team, and I will post later.
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We have confirmed to organize a company retreat. I’m going to plan the activities.medium.com