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How to Plan and implement a Group Retreat

Going on a retreat allows your team to relax and forget the daily hustle and grind at work. Going on a retreat will allow the team members to bond and connect with each other. According to recent studies, employees’ productivity improves in companies that go for retreats.

To make your team members motivate for a retreat, you need to plan well. However, as a leader, you may not give retreat planning the attention it deserves. Planning a successful retreat can be a complex affair that can bog you down if you don’t know the steps to follow. For your retreat to end up being a success, you have to follow a number of steps. Keep the following tips in mind when planning a retreat.

Purpose of the Retreat
You should determine the objectives of the retreat and communicate them to your team. Depending on what you would like, the retreat can one or multiple objectives. You should be clear on what the retreat should achieve when it ends. Consult with other leaders of your team, both formally and informally, to determine the purpose of the retreat.
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Regardless of what you would like to achieve through the retreat, it is important for everyone to understand that the retreat is not an end itself. The retreat is one of the many steps that will have to be taken to sustain the organization and make the team more productive. The processes and results to be gotten from retreats should fit with the normal workload as well as activities to be undertaken.
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It is important that your team understands the goals of the retreat. Make sure everyone is one the same page with regards to what will be achieved. If there is no clarity of purpose, the retreat is likely to fail. If you are going on a retreat but don’t have a set of items you would like to accomplish, you are likely to fail. You are likely to have a successful retreat when you share your expectations with the members of your team.

Finding the Right Retreat Facilitator
To have a successful retreat, you need the right facilitator. Involve the facilitator from the beginning of planning the retreat. While you can choose to have one of the team members to facilitate the retreat, sometimes getting outside help is recommended. For example, it can take quite some time to make decisions regarding various aspects of the retreat if the facilitator is one of the team members since he or she will be listening to the views from all sides. In such a case, things will be easier if you had a facilitator from outside.

Follow the two tips above to end up with a successful group retreat.