With many businesses shifting towards a remote or hybrid working environment, a key challenge is to maintain company culture and employee motivation.
So, whether your employees continue to work remotely or are gradually returning to the office, how can you help them get back together and into the groove?
The answer is a UP Creative Retreat. Whether you are in senior management or in marcomms or other teams, UP THERE, EVERYWHERE has devised a unique way to bring staff together, either remotely or at a perfect location away from the hurly-burly.
Using creativity as a basis, our retreats can be designed to meet your company’s specific business objectives, whether that’s realigning company culture, achieving business goals, or boosting employee morale.
Here are five reasons why you should consider a UP Creative Retreat:
1. Get together
At UP THERE, EVERYWHERE, we are pioneers for working remotely ‘in the cloud’. It’s what our global agency is built on. We have always recognised the immense value of getting together online from time to time in both large and small groups to do business and stay connected. We’ve gone ‘beyond Zoom’, taking a creative approach to maximising our culture, our work, our people, and our client relationships online.
If your company isn’t yet ready to meet face to face, then a virtual UP Retreat is the solution. We know how to make virtual work, and we know how to make it successful. To date, we’ve organised six highly successful online UP Retreats, transforming the medium.
2. Get away
Of course, while online is fine, in-person is even better. Stuart Delves, our retreat leader, has run dozens of on-the-ground retreats over the last twenty years. UP face-to-face retreats are usually held over a couple of days in beautiful yet stimulating locations. Getting away and getting together is the perfect combo post-pandemic.
We work closely with clients to select a retreat setting that most appeals to them, either tucked away in a city or in the heart of the countryside. We can organise all the venue logistics, help set the agenda – and enable your team to focus on the business at hand.
3. Get creative
Each UP Retreat is designed around the needs of our clients and with an agreed purpose. We are unique in using writing and other creative exercises as the methodology for exploring relevant themes and topics.
We’ve found that a willingness to explore and share personal values and motivations is a key motivator for all retreat participants – and it’s this creative element that really drives and stimulates team building and motivation.
4. Get ahead
Each retreat can have a variety of beneficial outcomes. As well as realigning company culture and values, a retreat can help ensure that staff are working ‘as one’ and are also highly motivated to enhance not only their own roles but also the company’s success.
Of course, no company works in isolation – there’s intense market competition out there, so getting ahead means employees need to be armed with ideas and insights gained from UP’s unique creative retreat process to build and maintain a competitive edge.
5. Get Motivated
What do you want to focus on together as a team? What sort of retreat would you like to have arranged, and what are your desired outcomes?
Whatever the topic – brand values and positioning, ESG, equality, or diversity – we’ll work with you to design a retreat that meets or even exceeds your goals. With a purpose agreed upon, we’ll take you through a ‘discovery’ phase, obtaining some background information on team members/participants. Then, we’ll get on with designing the perfect customisable retreat.
Then contact us today to arrange your own UP AND AWAY Creative Retreat.