ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TEAM BUILDING RETREATS
We offer offsite organizational development and team building retreats that focus on corporate culture, team building, trust development and conflict management/resolution.
Corporate Culture Retreats
Developing and aligning mission, vision and core values
Investopedia defines corporate culture as beliefs and behaviors that determine how a company’s employees and management interact. Entrepreneur magazine describes culture as the values, beliefs, taboos, symbols and myths ALL companies develop over time. Clearly, corporate culture matters, a culture will develop on its own, the question you might want to ask, is if that is what you want for your company? Jack Welch said, “Culture drives great results”, and “control your destiny or someone else will.” This 3 day 2 night retreat will help you quantify not only the Vision, Mission and Core Values, but will create the plan to get alignment and buy in from everybody within the organization.
Team Building Retreats
“Individual commitment to group work, that is what makes a team work.” -Vince Lombardi
All teams are groups, but not all groups are teams! The difference is that a team is aligned to work together for a specific outcome. They are on the same page, they share a purpose and commit to working together to achieve the shared vision.” I worry that business leaders are more interested in material gain than they are in having the patience to build a strong organization, and a strong organization starts with caring for their people” John Wooden. A team requires leadership, we believe transformational leadership. This is where the leader inspires the group and the group chooses to create a team. Our 3 day 2 night team building retreats develop teams through thoughtful alignment of your organizations Vision, Mission and Values. This alignment is created with management and employees working the steps together and creating a team atmosphere.
Trust Development Retreats
“The trust the people have in the leaders reflects the confidence of the leaders in the people” -Paulo Freire
Trust is the basis of all relationships. Most people will tell you that it takes time to develop trust and only seconds to destroy it. We have developed a process to accelerate the time it takes to build trust within an organization. This process can be deployed between individuals, departments and even between management and labor. It requires a combination of Humility, Empathy and Vulnerability but it can be deployed anywhere where people are motivated to build a relationship. This retreat can last anywhere from a day to three days and it will transform your organization.
Conflict Management/Resolution Retreats
“There is an immutable conflict at work in life and in business, a constant battle between peace and chaos. Neither can be mastered, but both can be influenced. How you go about that is the key to success.” -Phil Knight
Conflict is not a bad thing, in fact there are several benefits of conflict. They can create awareness of problems, create opportunities, challenge creativity. lead to better solutions and improve outdated methodologies among other things. The problems lie is either how they are managed, or worse yet that they are avoided completely. During this three-day, two-night retreat, we will explore ways to coax divergent ideas, develop a model for resolution and acceptance of that resolution. This process is one that will provide you and your team with takeways whereby you will be able to encourage the debate, and build a team whose goals remain in alignment.