OFFSITE TEAM MEETING IN DOWNTOWN MATTHEWS, NC
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What is Offsite Meeting Really means?
We’ve all heard the term “offsite meeting”, but what does that really mean? Offsite meeting can carry different meanings for different companies. The main commonality, however, is that companies chose to conduct a team meeting with their staff – outside of their usual place of business (i.e. Their office). Generally companies use offsite meetings as an opportunity to discuss strategy, goals and tactics – with the aim of creating actionable deliverables upon their return. When off-site meetings are planned and organized well, it can be extremely productive and re-energize your staff.
Benefits of Offsite Meetings
Distraction Free – Out of sight, out of mind.
Clutter is the new normal. Take a look at your desk or those around you. You are likely to spot laptops, desktop computers, VOIP phones, smart phones, tablets…maybe even a few TVs spread across the office. Granted, most of these items are needed for daily work and communication. However, when you need to have a focused team meeting about budget or a new upcoming product campaign in this environment, can you really just expect everyone to switch everything off and give 100% attention? Email alerts, text messages, phone calls, slack notifications….endless distractions. Companies often don’t consider how distractions in a workplace can affect productivity. Interruptions during important staff meetings often disrupt the meeting’s flow and effectiveness.
Engagement – Give them a voice, they’ll give you results.
Studies show that employees feel neglected at their workplace. The “Groundhog Day” effect – same sh*t, different day – is far too common in today’s work environment. If you want your staff to think outside the box, you need to get them outside the box first.
Keys to a successful off-site meeting:
Your ideal off-site meeting size should be between 5-10 people. Fewer than five people may not yield enough differing perspectives, whereas more than ten could create an environment where an individual(s) may feel left out.
Who to Invite:
Selecting the right attendees is critical to the meeting’s success. Make sure each individual brings something unique and of value to the meeting. Do not have a couple of strong personalities and a bunch of folks that are just going to always agree on what is proposed. You want colleagues who will engage in thought and lean on real life experiences/examples to further discussions.
Before, During and After:
Although your offsite meeting may only last for one day, in order for that day to fully pay off – you need to engage with attendees before, during AND after the meeting. The Before: Tell the meeting participants why they were selected to attend the off-site meeting. Ask them what THEY hope to get out of the meeting. Based on the agenda you provide them, you can even point out a few areas you’d like them to focus/take the lead on. Set the tone of the offsite meeting before it even begins. During: Make sure everyone is participating and no one feels like their voice isn’t be heard/valued. Keep on schedule – never forget you are having this offsite meeting so that you can move the needle and have actionable deliverables. The After: It’s extremely important to measure the effectiveness of the offsite meeting. You’re not going to hit a homerun on your first at-bat – but you’re going to learn a ton. What did you like? Did you feel you had an equal voice at the table? Did you leave with real actionable items? Was the result satisfactory? Make sure you are asking probing questions. The more input you get, the better your next staff meeting will be.
Let your hair down:
Shake things up a bit. Offsite meetings are intended to be comfortable environments to get you out of your normal day-to-day routine. Encourage folks to dress casual, possibly allow them to leave their laptops at home. If you’re going to do something different, they should feel different. We encourage our guests to schedule a lunch and/or drinks afterwards. It’s a great way to build the team’s chemistry in an informal setting.
Where to go?
Somewhere that is private, exudes creativity AND doesn’t break the bank. Ideally you’ll want a place that can accomodate 5-10 people comfortably. Brainstorming and presenting are key – so make sure you have the necessary technology, monitors and of course…plenty of whiteboard space!
Location, Location, Location. Make sure you’re offsite meeting is held in an office space that is easy to find, has ample parking options and is close to other amenities such as restaurants, bars and cafes.
Use Our Boardroom For:
Offsite Team Meetings
BOARDROOM RENTAL FOR YOUR NEXT OFFSITE TEAM MEETING
Suitable for 10-12 people, this fully equipped conference room is a perfect meeting space for board meetings, small trainings, planning sessions, video conferencing and offsite team meetings. Thrive in an environment that exudes character and produces results.
STRATEGY ROOM / HUDDLE ROOM FOR OFFSITE TEAM MEETINGS
Suitable for 6-8, this meeting room was designed to keep things professional yet not so formal. Great for brainstorming sessions, presentations and upper management meetings. Long meetings require comfort and functionality. We think we nailed it!
CLOSE TO QWIKCONNECT MATTHEWS
You can find a few restaurants, bars, and coffee houses all within walking distance for your next offsite meeting from our meeting facility.
CLOSE BY SUBURBS TO OUR MEETING FACILITY
QwikConnect Matthews is located in Downtown Matthews, NC. which is quick drive to host your next offsite meeting. It is a convenient location to access for many surrounding suburbs, a few example listed below:
Uptown Charlotte: 19 min drive (11.6 miles)
Stallings: 7 min drive (3.4 miles)
Indian Trail: 10 min drive (4.9 miles)
Monroe: 24 min drive (14.4 miles)
Fort Mill: 28 min drive (19.2 miles)