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Now that WFH is becoming an acceptable norm, will companies be open to going on extended offsites or retreats for a month or so with the whole company to work + have teambuilding activities? For example: renting a villa in Bali or Costa Rica and just working from there for a month? If you're a CEO or HR person is your company considering adopting something like this as an employee perk?

I design and facilitate executive retreats, team building, and meetings. I also have done President's Clubs for some clients.

Event before COVID-19, the market for off-sites had not recovered strongly. Now that companies are hurting financially, their return is not likely.

The exception would be some of the sectors like tech companies that are doing well.

I have done many meetings where family is welcome. The employee pays the extra to bring family. I've organized this for Canadian and Middle Eastern clients.

I think for companies that are doing well, I can see slightly longer offsites (e.g. Thursday to Monday).

When I have organized President's Clubs and designed and facilitated executive retreats and team building retreats, some families do bring children and extend their stay.

The timing would have to be very carefully selected for example just before or after Labour Day, Thanksgiving, Family Day (in some Canadian provinces), March Break, Easter, or during summer holidays. Summer is a great option for sun destinations as rates are lower.

Here is my company's complimentary executive team building guide:

http://www.executiveoasis.com/blog/teambuilding.html

If you need help in planning President's Clubs or planning and facilitating executive retreats or team building, please reach out to me.


Answered 2 months ago

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