We hosted our company retreat in Palm Springs last month for a much-needed refresh. We’re firm believers that you can’t do a good job if your job is all you do! We loved having the opportunity to reconnect with each other and get reinspired for 2020! Read on for our advice on how to do the same and regroup your team for the best year yet!
Find Your Getaway Location
The first step in hosting a company retreat is finding your location. With our main office in Los Angeles, Palm Springs was the perfect getaway. We’ve loved Korakia from afar for a while, and were so excited to experience the unique property in person! Korakia Pensione is located in the middle of Palm Springs, so close to all of the best restaurants and hotspots in town. Each suite or villa is completely different and decorated in either the traditional Mediterranean or Moroccan style. Just take a look at some of our favorite corners on the property… Talk about relaxing!
Put Together An Itinerary
Once you’ve decided on a location, we recommend putting together an itinerary that includes both fun and workshop-style activities. We had different members of our team prepare presentations so everyone felt involved and excited! We also worked with a business coach and spent a full day learning more about each team member’s personality type. Different personality types work and communicate differently, so it’s so helpful to learn about the people you spend so much time with! We had so many takeaways from this workshop, and it’s already made a difference in how we communicate with each other at work.
Another great workshop to incorporate is reflecting on the past year and brainstorming ideas for the next year! What were the big wins for your team last year? What do you want to accomplish this year? We came up with so many incredible ideas and left feeling so inspired for 2020.
Once you’ve figured out the workshops you want to do to regroup your team, it’s time to work in some fun! We did happy hours each night in our suites at Korakia – Wine & cheese, anyone!? Afterwards, we planned delicious dinners at a few of the best restaurants in Palm Springs. Each night at dinner, we shared gifts and words of affirmation for each other. We all left feeling so appreciated and loved by our team!
We can’t recommend a company retreat enough. It’s so easy to get burnt out when you’re at a computer all day every day. We know you can relate! While our jobs are so much fun, sometimes you just need to get away to reinvigorate and regroup your team!