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6 Reasons You Should Consider an Offsite Retreat

Whether it's getting your company to participate in out-of-the-box team-building exercises, shuttling them to a golf or tennis outing or introducing new team members via a restaurant or banquet gathering, a successful corporate retreat should provide a varied, productive (and enjoyable!) experience in an all-inclusive environment.

Keeping employees happy and motivated is paramount in today's competitive business market. Read on to discover why many of today's smartest companies are taking the lead by transporting their team members to a location away from the office and nothing like a boring meeting room or a sterile auditorium. Companies today are discovering better ways for their team members to bond, work and problem solve.

Why have an offsite retreat?

  1. Focus. How many distractions do we have every day? Sometimes, late hours or working through lunches is the only way to get things done and stay focused. With a getaway such as an offsite retreat, distractions are minimized and focus is enhanced.

  2. Team building. We’re all part of a larger entity within most organizations. What better way to understand the importance of each other's role in obtaining common objectives than organized (and super fun) team-building exercises? Get creative: How about a group cooking event with a chef? Conduct exercises or plan activities that take the experts out of their element and allow everyone to shine. Strip away known theories and agendas and have a better chance of getting everyone more involved.

  1. Bonding. Team-building exercises build trust, establish connection and are a great way to introduce new members to the team. Once we see each other in different circumstances, it allows us to remain open-minded to the capabilities of others.

  1. In-person interaction. With endless emails, texts and conference calls, we tend to lose that personal touch that makes human interaction a valuable advantage for a successful organization to move forward. Seeing the team face-to-face allows us to create bonds in a more hands-on way.

  2. Breaking routine. Typically, it's common to complete tasks in a daily routine. Altering the daily grind with different surroundings, good food and quality rest will breathe fresh air and rejuvenate the minds of your team members.

  3. Reenergize. As with a day off, a weekend or even a vacation, time away from the office tends to invigorate and inspire the team to want to do more, look at better ways of finding solutions and improve overall morale. What are you waiting for?

Why Choose Normandy Farm for Your Retreat?

Karen Mandel, senior business development manager, explains why Normandy Farm is the venue where you can make it happen. “Our location is convenient to Philadelphia and the surrounding area, and we have it all under one roof. We offer a cozy, historic venue full of personality and charm that you just can't find at a typical, more sterile property. We back it up with an IACC-certified facility and our own team of enthusiastic professionals who make sure nothing is overlooked from start to finish.”

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Having recently undergone $2 million in renovations, Normandy Farm is the go-to venue for pharmaceutical, banking, insurance, technology and real estate industry retreats. With everything under one roof, your team will excel in ways that will make your organization soar.

Call us today at (215) 616-8500 and get ready to be wowed at your next corporate retreat.

Located just 25 minutes from Center City Philadelphia and situated in the heart of Blue Bell, Pa., Normandy Farm Hotel and Conference Center is more than a meticulously restored American landmark—it's a fully wired, high-tech hospitality venue. Relax on our grand terrace, sip a cocktail in America's oldest silo, play a challenging game of golf on our championship course, plan an event with us or dine on our delectable farm-to-table cuisine. It all adds up to One Historic Experience.

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