Publication: Travel Trends Today (T3)
In the midst of a coronavirus pandemic, countries are under complete lockdown, all companies, be it small or large are dramatically changing the way they work by transitioning to remote work. Working from home is the new reality where the organizations have closed their doors to reduce its spread. This is a calamitous time, and employees are under tremendous stress, both personally and professionally. For many, this stress is undoubtedly exacerbated by the need to engage in social distancing, which can make people feel even more isolated. Many people at work are freaking out, and that isn’t helping at all.
The idea of challenge-versus-hindrance workloads suggests that corporates should help their employees see this difficult time as an opportunity for them to grow, develop, and help others. Along with it, they should also plan for offsite once the lockdown is over and the threat of COVID-19 fades out. Offsite meetings will not only rejuvenate the minds of people but will also give employees a chance to engage in meaningful discussions and exchange of ideas.
Why Offsite Training is Essential
Sitting in an AC room and addressing through the power-point presentation is not going to bring out the best from the employees. Today every corporate house is well aware of the fact and the importance of offsite training for employees. It can help the company to develop and expand into new areas, as well as make the existing processes faster and more effective. Moreover, it is essential for the career of employees too. Companies who have their employees specialized in offsite training are way forward in parameters which are the boon for their success. Such as Team Building, Employee Engagement, Leadership Development, Outdoor, Adventure and hands-on Experiential Learning Programs. Also, an off-site location can make the training that much more special and memorable, not only due to the change in the environment but also because the setting can allow for a more luxurious experience.
The paradox and the challenge of offsite training for leaders and their teams are that to boost the morale and get rid of the monotonous vibes, which have been prevailing due to the outbreak. The offsite will have a successful and lasting outcome, which can arise the new zeal to get the business back on track. It can also improve productivity as there is a direct link between exciting locations and productive ideas. This kind of preparation makes progress much more likely.
New beginnings on the GO
These offsites are great to focus on building big visions, crafting change management strategies, and aligning new annual plans. Offsite meetings not only push people’s comfort zones, but also give them a memorable experience, and jumpstart actions that accelerate business.
Face to face networking time
Amidst the cascading effects of coronavirus outbreak, all companies have shifted to work from home. Employees are contacting each other via zoom calls and skype meets. Though these technologies are a great help at such times, but there’s no substitute for meeting in person when understanding each other is critical. When presentations are engaging, people tend to get more out of them, making meeting time more effective. It’s a win-win. Planning an offsite tour will allow members to better relate to one another.
Eases out communication
Communication is the pillar on which most successful business relationships depend. Often, difficult targets and stressful deadlines can lead to misunderstandings between colleagues. An outdoor trip combined with fun games and challenges is the perfect recipe to smoothen out tensions and opens channels of communication between your employees, especially when people were lockdown in their houses for about a month.
Role of Tour and Travel Operators
Travel agencies play an essential part in any companies while they are planning for an offsite event. The travel experts help them to organize:
- some outdoor management training sessions that have the perspective to enhance problem-solving abilities,
- risk management and skill to achieve objectives within given time limits.
- engage participants to bring out the desired learning outcomes.
After the end of this disastrous outbreak, offsite will prove to be a great opportunity to engage, collaborate, and disrupt the business model. As it is a proven step towards a successful team building and a chance to rejuvenate and revitalise the employees, thus changing the team’s dynamics for the better.
Link – https://www.traveltrendstoday.in/news/tato/item/8292-corporate-offsites-for-rejuvenation-after-lockdown