Company meetings that are held at off-site locations can offer numerous benefits for your employees. Not to mention, they can be great motivational tools to develop new concepts, goals, ideas, and to develop future planning initiatives.

After a long and dreadful winter, your employees are most likely looking to revitalize and re-energize. With warmer weather on the horizon, it’s the perfect time of year to build team spirit, strengthen morale and improve relationships.

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To help your event next off-site meeting run smoothly, here are some easy tips and tricks for success:

Carefully seek out a suitable location. The last thing you want is for your employees to be off by having to travel a far distance in order to attend the meeting. To avoid frustration, choose a location that is easily accessible by highway and/or public transportation. The closer to your office headquarters, the better; that way, people are already familiar with the area.

Find the right venue. With so many options available, it can be an overwhelming experience to decide on the right venue for you and your team. To make the decision a little bit easier, focus on what matters – whether it’s comfortable accommodations, indoor and outdoor facilities or local attractions. Be sure to consider what your employees would benefit from and why.

See the venue first-hand by taking a tour. When choosing your off-site meeting location, it’s always a good idea to tour the facilities in person (because pictures can unfortunately be deceiving). Throughout your visit, check for Wi-Fi connectivity, outlets for laptops, AV set up capabilities, secure locations for employees to store their belongings, dining options, etc.

Don’t forget to work hard and play hard. If possible, try to strike the right balance between getting work accomplished and also, allowing your employees to have a little bit of fun. This can be done through team building exercises, hiring a guest speaker, or ice-breaker activities.

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To summarize, off-site meetings are a great chance to network, build relationships and strengthen your team. Not to mention, it can be refreshing for colleagues to interact outside of their normal corporate environment.

Offering day meeting packages, conference packages, executive dinners, and personalized-tailored meetings, The Glenerin Inn can accommodate up to 500 people for your next off-site meeting.

Equipped with five private meeting spaces – all with oversized paned windows providing natural light – four outdoor patios, 30 suites and guestrooms, a beautiful onsite spa, and onsite dining, you don’t need to look any further than The Glenerin Inn. This venue also offers complimentary onsite parking and is easily accessible by public transit. Personalized car service and airport pick-up is also available (upon request).