Starting to notice some droopy shoulders around the office? Sounds like it's time to plan a team office trip.
Team office trips are a great way to facilitate bonding with your team members, reduce employee's stress, and give them the chance to get to know one another outside of the office.
Team building trips are a common corporate strategy to improve relations and productivity in the workplace as it helps colleagues bond with one another and work together towards a common goal through communication, trust, and patience outside of the office.
Traveling is a passion, a hobby, an escape, a way to find yourself, and so much more to so many people. However, travel also contributes a lot to work-life balance. When employees meet each other outside of the daily routines and predictable patterns of the workplace setting, they create stronger bonds between each other and develop a better understanding of each other’s strengths and abilities.
Cities we would love your team to go out to:
Goa: The beach capital of India is the perfect destination to work and relax beside the smell of the sea and the cool wind.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands: The islands situated in the south have the cleanest beaches and are perfect for some adventure activities for your corporate trip.
Ladakh: The perfect road trip to Ladakh accompanied by a workation in Ladakh is just what your office trip requires!
Dharamshala & Bir Billing(Himachal): An offbeat workation in some of the hippiest cafes in Himachal with the best view of snow-capped mountains.
Mussoorie: A famous tourist destination with some of the best resorts and hotel properties for your team to just relax and chill in.
Rishikesh: The place where the river meets mountains, adventure meets tranquility, perfect amalgamation of calmness and adrenaline rush for your team.
Manali & Kasol: A must-visit for trekking and adventure lovers, your team is going to have the most fun working and sipping coffee in the Parvati Valley.
Tirthan Valley & Jibhi: A hidden gem for a workation, you'll get to live in treehouses besides the river with the view of the world in this unexplored valley.
Such trips also build patience. While going somewhere together, you need to think about other people as well. Think about their wants and needs, constantly search for compromises as some people love taking pictures on every corner, some people are fans of eating slowly, some people are shopaholics and feel the need to go into every single shop on the street.
To help you in understanding and appreciating the value of off-site excursions for your workforce in a better way, hereunder we list for you the top 6 advantages of team-building travel excursions:
1. Life in a Pahadi Village: Boosts morale and give employees a fun, mental health break
"It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results" - Andrew Carnegie
We all know that working in the office can be mundane and repetitive which might lead to low morale and less motivation. This is where travel programs get in which are as much self-care as they are entertainment.
This also helps employees feel appreciated for the work they do and lets them know that the company cares about them by providing unique experiences.
Such experiences give them plenty of space to take a breather away from their tasks at work and provide them the chance to rest, relax, and rejuvenate their mind and body.
2. Workcation in Mountains: Fosters Creativity and Inspiration
"Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life." – Amy Poehler
Traveling allows you to experience different cultures that can provide you with a new way of looking at things and because you never know what you’ll have to deal with on the way, it can be a great way to learn effective problem-solving.
Take your team out for a perfect work + travel vacation to get a sense of traveling and working. You can work in common spaces with your team in the day and explore the amazing location after your work hours.
Out-of-the-ordinary team building tasks give employees permission to use their imagination to come up with creative solutions and you may be quite astonished at the innovations and improvements that come about from all that collaborative brainpower unleashed in a more relaxed environment.
3. Off the Grid Goa: Builds a Sense of Belonging
"When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute."– Simon Sinek
Getting to know the individuals you work with is vital to building a strong sense of trust and understanding amongst one another. Employees get a sense of belonging when building bonds with their teammates and also get more in touch with the company’s values.
Such experiential travel makes them feel rewarded and appreciated, which in turn evokes a sense of belongingness towards the company which also means that they will be more dedicated to their work and you will be assured of having a group of workers whom you know you can rely on.
Off the grid Goa is the best example to have some time away from the outside world and enjoy a technology free peaceful world to let go off all the toxins!
4. Workation in Goa: Encourages Teamwork
"No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it." – H.E. Luccock
A relaxing atmosphere lets the employees open up more and the experiences shared between them will not only bring them forward as individuals but as a team and therefore help them work better together.
Such experiences strengthen your organization by teaching your team members to coordinate and work together toward common goals that your company wishes to attain.
Goa is the best destination for office trips and company trip for staff, have productive sessions near the beach in the day and chill at the beach in the evening in Workcation in Goa.
5. Tranquility at Triund: Increases productivity inside the office
Your workforce is a complex machine with a lot of independently moving parts within it. Frequent calibration is required to improve and maintain that machine’s performance for the long run and success of your business.
Experiential travel is the perfect way for your employees to hang out together outside of the office and pick up skills relevant and beneficial to your organization in a relaxed and casual setting.
Even a simple task like making a headcount during travel actually brushes up your team’s communication and teamwork. And with the added or improved skills gained from the company trip, it definitely enhances your company’s productivity as your employees are better equipped with knowledge from trip experience.
A weekend away from the office increases productivity in office, take your team on a company trip to Triund for some weekend adventure
6. Jibhi Tirthan Adventure: Creates a level playing field
"A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of others." – Norman Shidle
It is possible that the employees are not comfortable talking to you and addressing potential concerns they have at the workplace. However, this tends to change when they are in a casual environment – this is one of the benefits of corporate travel.
It lets everyone from different departments of the organization to come together and mix around, this is the time where positions and company titles are temporarily forgotten and dismissed. It helps in making the organization a more pleasant and positive place to work in.
Check out our adventurous and team building trip to Jibhi and Tirthan for some great team bonding perfect for an office trip.
Workcations have been the most constructive solution for company trips of your office, a place where all the employees can work together in the day and go out for excursions in the evening for some team building exercise and explore a lot of places! Here's why workations are the best:
A trip outside your company allows for constructive feedback, opinions, and criticisms to be voiced more freely, which can be applied and improved upon the post-company trip leading to more productive sessions.
No matter which strategies you choose to execute, you should create an office culture atmosphere that encourages breaks, time off, and vacations. This will make people feel more comfortable with the idea of stepping away from the office and will lead to higher morale and better performance over time. Employees communicate and collaborate more. This improves their performance and efficiency, resolves conflicts and misunderstandings, and makes people more accepting of each other. More people start getting recognized which motivates them and others to achieve more and better the next time. This improves the company’s overall bottom line and simultaneously fosters a positive and motivating office culture.
Not only that but employees will also be able to gain new perspectives from trip experiences and exposures. This perk among the benefits of corporate travel also includes challenging your employees to think differently as they work towards a common goal.