If you can’t seem to get the most out of your employees or if your company or small business climate is poor my question for you would be when was the last time you had a retreat for your employees? There are two answers that I always hear, a long time ago and never!
What is interesting is some successful businesses are too busy so they feel they can’t have a retreat unless something drastic happens. On the other hand, some businesses just simply haven’t ever had one. We all work long, hard hours and we all need a vacation to regroup and refuel. I think of a retreat as a vacation at work. It gives supervisors and employees a chance to regroup and reconnect. People go to work every day without the passion they started with in their careers and not fully knowing the people they work with on a daily basis. When workers feel disconnected with each other and lose real purpose in their job this becomes a recipe for failure. The climate is bad and workers attitude becomes poor and at this point all they can think about is a pay check instead of their responsibilities and your customers. This will affect the culture of your work place and ultimately affect the business you provide your customers and this is why a retreat is essential to any corporation or small businesses success.
A retreat gives employers a chance to re-establish who they are as a business. It’s a time to reflect on current goals as well as set new ones, set new expectations, establish agreements, define their mission statement, and allow employees to build a team that is ready to take on the good and bad times of having a business. Your employees will go through an intense session of teambuilding that allows them to connect with their co-workers, they will set personal short and long term goals in the work place, and walk away with a clear vision of what makes their company or small business successful and how they play a major role in that success.
Keith Hawkins is the master of retreats! Keith will have everyone who attends the retreat talking about it well after it’s over and have those who didn’t attend wishing they did. Keith is a facilitator guru who brings out the best in whoever he works with. Your employees will walk away with purpose and return work with passion.