Many companies today use corporate retreats and team building events to improve employee performance and morale. Depending on the employer these corporate events may be considered an incentive, a training event, a bonding event, or a reward. Many corporations believe that corporate retreats or corporate team building events facilitate the bonding of employees with each other outside of the workplace and then this bond will then carry over to the workplace after the corporate retreat or corporate team building event has ended. This will ultimately provide a better working relationship at the office for everyone involved.
Corporate retreats can be held at almost any location. There are also many guest ranches that offer them as well. Many guest ranches offer customized packages to accommodate the activities you want to be part of your corporate retreat program. Many luxury ranches offer meeting room facilities with all the standard amenities, including audio/visual equipment and wi-fi, as well as custom team building events and activities. In many cases, the guest ranch will also provide transportation for corporate retreat attendees.
The principals of team building consist of leadership, communication, confidence, balance, negotiation, delegation, and accountability. Team building events at a guest ranch often consist of a combination of competitive sporting events, western activities, and structured team building programs that develop the these principals.
Examples of corporate retreat or team building events during the late spring, summer, and early fall months at a guest ranch may include the following outdoor activities: scavenger hunts, potato sack races, horseback riding, obstacle courses, hiking excursions, fishing tournaments, boating excursions, ATV tours, wildlife hikes, trail rides, camping, white water rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, cattle drive, picnics, roping lessons, cookouts, bonfires, paint ball games, and hay rides. Many guest ranches have banquet dinner rooms, deluxe lodging, hot tubs, swimming pools, tennis courts, golf courses, musical entertainment, and spa facilities for their guests to relax after a long day of meetings or team building exercises.
If you prefer a winter or early spring corporate retreat or team building event at a guest ranch, outdoor activities may include: skiing lessons, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, backcountry skiing or snowshoeing, horseback riding, snowmobiling, sledding, skating, hockey, ice fishing, tubing, snowman or igloo building challenge, tobogganing races, or a good old fashion snowball fight. . Since the winter weather limits some of the teambuilding activities that take place during the other season, many indoor teambuilding events such as a cooking challenge or a mystery theatre event may be offered. At the end of the day after meetings or team building exercises, a guest can relax with a good meal, a cup of hot cider or hot chocolate in front of the fireplace, play board games or card games, play pool, or take advantage of the spa facilities.
For your next corporate retreat or team building event think about bringing out the cowboy and cowgirl in your employees and consider holding your event at a ranch and allow your employees to bond under sunlight instead of florescent light.Find the perfect ranch in the location you prefer using Ranchseeker's dude ranch search tool.