Times have definitely changed in the corporate world. With more teams remote than ever before, company getaways and retreats have become more popular than ever. So how do you plan your next perfect corporate getaway in NJ? Check out these tips below to make it a huge success!
Before you start getting into the nitty-gritty of planning, the first step is ensuring you know your main goal for this retreat. Is it to bring everyone and their families together for a day of fun? Is it for team building and leadership development? Is it for all of the above? Once you have your main goal for this corporate getaway, you can begin the fun part, planning!
For us, some of the most exciting parts of putting together your corporate getaway is planning it all! While you embark on these beginning stages, create a brain dump of ideas. What time of the year would be the most enjoyable? What does transportation look like, and how will the entire team get there and back? What activities will be involved? What locations would be the best fit? You definitely can't beat a summer on Lake Hopatcong. Combining the summer rays with the gorgeous water and a wide array of activities is an excellent way to have some fun in the sun with your team!
Since this is a company getaway, what better way to make it the best it can be than by getting direct feedback from your team? Inform them of the date, time, and location of this year's company retreat and open the floor to feedback on which activities to plan for the getaway. Ask your team members if they prefer a local restaurant or if there are local stops they would like included. We suggest sending a poll to your team members to tally up which activities they prefer!
Now that you have feedback from your team plan some team bonding activities. And don't worry - this doesn't need to be your status quo bonding, either. Get adventurous and schedule activities that are not only recreational and fun but naturally have your team working together. Lake Hopatcong Adventure Co. has a wide variety of options for just that, including biking and hiking through the gorgeous New Jersey Highlands trails, along with paddle boarding, hydro biking and kayaking on breathtaking Lake Hopatcong.
At this point, you should have everything you need to make all the necessary reservations. This includes the activities polled from your team from our 3rd tip, but it also should consist of lunch or dinner reservations and any other additional activities! The Windlass has picture-perfect views of the lake and a delicious menu that the entire team will love. In addition to that, we suggest ending your corporate getaway with a sunset cruise on the largest boat on the lake, Miss Lotta, for more unbeatable views to complete your corporate getaway on a high note.
Now that you have your entire getaway set up for success and ready to go, remember to plan ways to document this fun-filled day! Have your team wear matching swag for photos or bring props to include for a team photo shoot. These photos are a souvenir for your team and a perfect addition to your company's social channels.
If your team can’t come to a consensus on what to do, have no fear! We have pre-planned itineraries available, or we can come up with an itinerary customized for you! Just give us a call to learn more!
What makes a corporate getaway in NJ a success isn't just the activities involved; it's about the people. It's a time when your team can relax, recharge and enjoy each other's company while reflecting on all the hard work they put in daily. Remembering this at the core of planning will make your corporate getaway the biggest success.