Corporate retreats can be fun and a good use of money, if you do it right, OPEN Forum contributor Darren Dahl reports. Take the San Francisco-based company ZenPayroll—their 35-person team goes on a “workcation” twice a year. The team takes time for fun by incorporating hiking, cooking, dinners and wine tastings to the travel itinerary, along with working on big projects, says the company’s CEO and co-founder Joshua Reeves:
“The reason we go on a workation as a team is to give everyone a chance to collaborate in a different environment. Not only does the time away allow us to build a strong community, we also get an opportunity to work on cross-functional projects that we wouldn’t otherwise be able to complete.”
Learn about the four types of work retreats and how to incorporate them for your team on OPEN Forum.