What is a Team Offsite?
A team offsite is a meeting with the team - but not in the office, but, outside the office where mostly work and activities are combined with the team.
What does offsite mean?
The word is composed of off and site. Site refers to the familiar working environment, e.g. the home office or the office, and off means consciously immersing oneself in a different environment.
What does Off Site Meeting mean?
Off Site Meeting means that you don't work independently as in a Workation, but come together as a team, meet and work on a challenge together. In most cases, an off-site meeting brings together a team that otherwise only works together remotely.
Why do off-site meetings exist?
But why should you have to travel all the way to nature, another city or even another country for a meeting?
The question is justified, but the answer is obvious in the next thought. What should be the goal of the offsite meeting? To bring the same ideas to the table as always?
Be honest: When was the last time you experienced a meeting in the office that created a flood of new impulses and a wave of inspiration in the team?
Been a while? Then imagine the following.
You get on the train in the morning. You have a seat right by the window with a table and look at your plan for the next two days. A team offsite in the mountains said the boss....
A few hours later you arrive at the train station in Braunlage. The weather is good and at 23 degrees with sunshine you get off the train. The rest of the known team is already at the station and awaits you with a cool drink.
Together, we'll head to a hotel in Braunlage, which welcomes you with the highest meeting room in Lower Saxony and a great boutique charm.
As it is now 12:00 noon, a delicious lunch buffet will be brought to you: the perfect time to get together with the team in a relaxed atmosphere. At the same time, you will learn about the campfire cooking school that awaits you in the evening.
After lunch, the first focused work session begins and instead of a boring presentation - prepared in 5 minutes by the boss - there is a well thought out and structured agenda.
Still need reasons for your next team offsite?
The goal of your session is the launch of your new product. Usually this is done in the sterile white conference room in the company, which was equipped by the boss for this occasion with free gummy bears and a great choice between carbonated and non-carbonated water. What a great boss he is...
This time, however, you'll not only have a flat rate for drinks at your disposal, but also snacks that taste good for once, a coffee provided by the local roastery, and a meeting room where the projector even works right after the first time it's turned on and doesn't blow dust out of the vents.
Now put yourself in that situation and think about what direction ideas will flow for this product launch. Are they the same ideas as always, or could something new, something exciting emerge this time?
That's what a Team Offsite is all about - that's exactly what a Team Offsite is. New places, new ideas and an experience that stays in your head in a combination of work and experiences.
What is critical about team offsites?
The right location makes a big difference in a team offsite. That's why more and more teams are opting for a team offsite, where they simply leave their familiar surroundings and travel to a completely new and inspiring location for a day or two. And it is exactly these Team Offsite locations that we have tracked down, visited and reviewed over the last few years and have now made available to you. Check here directly for a Team Offsite Location that fits your next event and pick up a valuable piece of inspiration.
However, to ensure that the team offsite does not become a cost-eater but really achieves the desired results in the team, please take a look at our article: Plan and organize team offsites correctly.
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