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The Undeniable Advantages of Hosting Your Next Meeting Off-Site

Published on August 7, 2023

Whether brainstorming new ideas, discussing upcoming changes, or building team morale, an off-site meeting can be the perfect way for corporations to get everyone on the same page and build relationships across departments.

An off-site meeting delivers a dose of novelty and breaks up the mundane. It allows on-site employees to connect in a new way, and hybrid and virtual employees can experience a sense of inclusion. It is also the perfect venue for creating unique team-building activities, allowing everyone to bond.

Off-site meetings are beneficial during times of transition because they allow corporations to introduce new ideas, policies, and procedures without disrupting daily office operations. They provide an escape from the typical office environment so teams can focus on strategic planning or engage in serious conversations about change without distractions.

From a branding standpoint, off-site meetings send a strong message - that the company cares enough to take their team out of their comfort zones and invest in them away from the office walls. This can help build loyalty among employees as well as create a positive impression among external stakeholders who may attend.

Benefits of Team Off Sites

Here are some of the main advantages of planning an off-site corporate meeting:

Greater Incentive to Perform

Even when your company culture is highly focused on quality, in-office events can feel like "business as usual." An off-site event packs in the motivation and inspiration to excel. Both those who present and those who will mainly listen are more likely to contribute, remember, and act on the main messages of your meeting.

Better Morale and Stress Relief

Off-site meetings don't have to be "all work and no play." You can enjoy nature's beauty with the right venue while still putting in a productive day's work. At a time when employee wellness influences outcomes more than ever before, your off-site event can combine the best of both worlds.

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Enrichment of Employee Networks

With an ever-expanding list of daily responsibilities, employees can work on the same floor of the same building for decades and never meet. Breakout groups and unstructured time during an off-site meeting can spark fresh collaborations, mentorship, and other serendipity – fostering precious intellectual capital for your enterprise.

Superior Employer Branding

Today's employees often have one eye on the job market, yet recruitment costs continue to soar. Employees perceive Off-site events as fringe benefits, which can help you combat turnover at a low price. At the same time, new applicants are more likely to see your company as a place where big things are happening.

Higher Learning Retention

Off-site meetings are ideal for learning. Attendees are more sharp and attentive, with no other priorities. Even if an off-site lasts a few hours, you can do more in a few hours. That's a strong start when it's time to delve into new skills or incorporate an innovative tool.

Deeper Team Building

Team building goes far beyond the old-fashioned trust fall. An event venue that showcases natural beauty lends itself to team-building exercises that could not happen anywhere else. Yes, structured team building is only the start of a better relationship – but wouldn't you instead that start be promising?

Edith Macy Center Is a Premium Off-Site Meeting Venue Just 45 Minutes from Manhattan

Now's the time for your key stakeholders to gather; there's no better place than Edith Macy Center.

Tucked away in the serene natural splendor of Briarcliff Manor, New York, just 45 minutes from Manhattan, Edith Macy Center is convenient to your office – but it feels like a world apart. Here, you'll step into pristine surroundings that relax and invigorate you while our staff attends to your every need.

Our concierge service packages adapt to you, so your company can have its best event yet. Our experienced personnel and curated list of experts lead spectacular team-building exercises, including camping, rowing, cooking, card games, and so much more – all in an environment you'll never forget.