Are corporate retreats worth it? Or just a waste of time when all your boss wants to do is get on with business at high speed?
The truth of the matter is that getting the team together in a relaxed environment, away from the hectic work environment is more than just important. Some would say that it’s absolutely essential in order to get everyone aligned around the same goals and working effectively together for the next phase of the business year. Companies who hold corporate retreats on a regular basis, at least once a year but even better if it’s twice a year, find that their productivity levels increase and the net result of that is more business, better staff morale and a happier place to work.
But don’t just take our word for it. As Jeremy Alexander Newsome at Forbes recently wrote, corporate retreats can ‘punctuate purpose’ and when we’re all clear on the purpose, business is so much easier.
At Venyou, we not only find the best venues for corporate retreats but we are also the team who organise and book them in for clients year on year. So when it comes to understanding what makes a great business overnight stay, we can say hand on heart that we know what we’re talking about and have seen the results and the difference they make to employees, managers and the business in general.
There are so many great venues to choose from for an Auckland corporate retreat and it’s impossible to list them all here. But you can browse this website or get in touch with us and we’ll happily provide you with some guidance based on your brief. But here are few that you should have in your thoughts and are always worth contacting when you’re planning a retreat.
Situated North of Auckland overlooking the Matakana coastline, this beautiful retreat with a lodge and a collection of private villas in 100 acres of grounds is one to put at the top of your list. What a location!
Small but perfectly formed. If you have a small team of around 6 people, HU’s Venue is wonderful. 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and loads of space to roam outdoors in the Auckland countryside. You can even do your own catering here. A great option if you’re on a tight budget.
This fabulous, privately owned venue never stops amazing us. Every time a group goes there for an event or corporate retreat, they always give incredible feedback. The service is first class, the quality of the food is so good and by the time you leave you feel like you’ve made new friends with the owners for life. We can’t praise LaValla enough and for corporate retreats they can sleep 9 in own ensuite bedrooms at the lodge. You’ll also have acres and acres of outdoor spaces you can use for breakout or just to breathe in the fresh air. Our all time favourite.
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