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Staff Retreat for New Jersey Companies
Pocono Valley, located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, is the area’s most beautiful site for company field trips and corporate retreats. From a 40 acre Lake with Pedal Boats, Kayaks, Canoes, and Row Boats to 2 Olympic Size Heated Swimming Pools, Pocono Valley has it all. Some of our “fun” activities include 4 Beach Volleyball Courts; 15 Tennis Courts; Mini Golf; Zip Lining; and many more.
Pocono Valley – Your Staff Retreat Destination!
The Pocono Mountains, in northern Pennsylvania, have long been a favorite vacation spot. This place has wonderful natural resources and attractions all year round. In the spring and summer, visitors may walk, fish, kayak, boat, or swim. The sweeping mountains are ablaze with magnificent leaves changing hues in the fall. In the winter, the region provides skiing at many resorts. The region has now become a wonderful place for gaming as well.
Who doesn’t like a day at the beach or a lake? Swimming, sunbathing, and fishing are all soothing. Pick a relaxing place and prepare games and team-building activities like Pocono Valley Resort If your staff are under a lot of stress recently, hold a corporate retreat in a peaceful and picturesque location like in the Poconos of PA.
New Jersey Company Staff Retreat Ideas
Company retreats are a great way to interact with your coworkers. They form strong ties that boost office communication, teamwork, and production. Do you want to organize a morale-boosting event but are stumped? Here are some great corporate getaway ideas to bring your team together!
When scheduling a retreat, keep in mind:
Why do we go?
If you’re hosting a leadership retreat, invite only CEOs and decision makers. A team retreat should be open to all employees. Everyone should be there if possible. This will not only prevent specific employees from feeling left out, but it will also foster a sense of unity among your team members.
Engage an expert speaker
Working in an organization might make you feel like you’re in an echo chamber. You get intimately familiar with business culture, aims, and aspirations, yet that same zeal may stifle fresh ideas and solutions. Routine even in brainstorming
Move the retreat
You may be tempted to book getaways near your home or a short distance away. Obviously, cost is an issue when planning an event.
If you can afford it, move out of your workplace and into different settings. A nearby state is a wonderful alternative because it allows you and your team to get away from work but isn’t too far away to make planning difficult. Consider everyone’s availability and travel capabilities.
Getting out of the office might help your team bond. It can also help you feel revitalized after a getaway. It’s called a vacation for a reason. Getting out of the workplace provides your workers a new perspective on old problems.
The best venue doesn’t ensure a fruitful retreat. For that, you and your team must plan and organize:
Prepare assignments for the retreat. Ask each staff member to prepare materials or activities for at least one agenda topic. Delegate responsibilities for guiding conversations and achieving consensus. Include post-retreat follow-up in their tasks.
Create a deliberate agenda. The retreat’s agenda should define each meeting’s objectives and topics. Scheduling agenda items helps keep meetings on track, but don’t try to complete too much in one session. Set priorities for your agenda and stick to them, but be flexible enough to examine new ideas or undiscovered difficulties if they occur.
Details matter. Anyone who has read retreat assessments knows what bothers participants the most: room temperature, seating, and food quality. Animal comforts matter!
In long meetings, ensure sure no one needs to strain to see or hear the leader, the audiovisuals, or the other participants. Change the room arrangement or seating allocations after lunch for full-day sessions. A new viewpoint implies improved focus.
Plan for midday and midafternoon breaks to refuel. Sugary foods give individuals a quick energy boost, whereas complex carbs fuel lengthier talks. Most groups desire juices, flavored drinks, fresh fruit, and yogurt. If you’re serving lunch, save the dessert for the afternoon break.
Set the tone. Check your cell phones and anything else that buzzes at the retreat. Then determine the retreat’s ground rules. Stress the value of openness, collaboration, and tolerance. Décide on how to address issues while maintaining secrecy. Remind participants that it’s okay to question and criticize ideas, but not individuals. Examine the session format and facilitators. Prefer consensus, majority rule or “what the leader says goes.” Explain how brainstorming works and how much participation is expected. Finally, include the participants in defining success criteria.
Ready to book your staff retreat?
We have everything you need to make your staff retreat a success.
- Daily accommodations up to 5,000 guests
- Overnight accommodations up to 800
- Custom menus for all meals from hamburgers to lobster
- 80 newly renovated cabins
- 10,000 sq. ft. fully staffed kitchen
- Indoor & outdoor dining
- 25,000 sq. ft. indoor space
- 7,000 sq. ft. gymnasium space
- Auditoriums, breakout and presentation rooms
- Lakeside DJ
- Event programming
A few of the great companies that have enjoyed Pocono Valley!
300 Camp Akiba Road
Stroudsburg, PA 18360