New year, new me – isn’t that what everyone says? But in your workplace, is that ever really the case? A break at Christmas is always will always do your team good, but do things ever really change on the 1st of January?
Why not make this year different? Start the year off by getting your team together and plan for the year ahead.
Here’s why a team away day is the perfect way to kick off the New Year.
It’s a good time for your team to connect
One of the best things about away days is that they get your team out of their usual office environment so that they can focus on things other than their day to day work. If typical staff meetings usually involve half your team on their phones or laptops, then you’ll notice a big difference with an away day.
While you’ll have opportunities to develop and share ideas, as well as discuss future plans, make sure your team has some fun too. Check out some amazing team building activities that will help everyone get the most out of the day.
It helps you set out the company’s priorities for the year
Communication is key to a motivated team. To become a strong leader for your business, it’s important that you spend time developing ideas with your team and helping them shape the work going forward. What is success worth to your company? Having a motivated, engaged workforce can be the first step towards taking your business to the next level.
An away day at the start of the year can be an excellent way to get everyone together so that you can layout the priorities for the coming year and make sure everyone has the chance to have their say. You will need to set your business goals and priorities for the coming year and make sure staff understand what their role is in this. It’s also a good opportunity to consult with your teams about what they think the company’s priorities should be for the year ahead.
They can lead to some fantastic ideas
Getting everyone out of the office provides you with the perfect environment for brainstorms and idea-sharing. If there are some big projects on the horizon, this can be a fantastic way to kick things off and have everyone contribute their ideas – something that can help improve staff retention and boost engagement. It helps if you break down into smaller groups for this and then feedback collectively at the end so that everyone can hear the ideas and discussions that have taken place. Who knows, you could even nail some tough projects before January has even really begun!
You might not get a better opportunity
Getting teams together is often a challenge for businesses. Everyone can be so busy with their work that getting everyone together can feel impossible. January is the perfect time for an away day. Everyone is fresh from the Christmas break, and nobody will have got stuck into anything too meaty during their first week back.
With a New Year nearly here, signalling a fresh start for your business, why not put a plan in place to start your year off with a team away day and see the positive results it could bring to your business?