Warmer weather means better meetings! Not the first benefit that comes to mind when you think about the Spring and Summer seasons, is it? Of course not, but regardless, it’s a huge benefit of the sunny seasons. Instead of needing to be stuck inside – which will be, either, too cold because the air conditioning in working overtime l, or too hot because the air conditioner isn’t working at all – you and your team can be out-of-doors getting some much needed Vitamin D.
Outdoor Meeting Ideas
So as you gear up to plan your next big meeting, conference, or other work-related event, here are a few outdoor meeting ideas that might help make your event extra efficient and fun.
Go For a Walking Meeting
Studies show that sitting is, basically, all around terrible for the body. We used to be cavemen and hunters who ran, walked, and probably crawled all day… so sitting isn’t in our nature so to speak. Break up a day of meetings or conferences with walking meetings. Gather the group, head out of the hotel meeting room, and take a stroll around the hotel exterior Exercise + a break in routine = stimulated minds and happy spirits.
Ample Team Building Opportunities
Meetings can serve as a chance to help build up team morale, and encourage team members to get to know one another on a deeper level. Round up the troops and head outside where you’ll have the ability to oversee a round of team-building games and activities. Talk to your meeting venue representative for detailed information on the outside capabilities. More likely than not, your venue will have all sorts of outdoor space, and if for some reason there isn’t enough outdoor space, most hotels have a large parking lot where any and all games can take place. Think big – obstacle courses are not out of the question here.
Eat outside! Whether your hotel has a lovely terrace, a poolside patio, or even just a grassy area, have lunch served, or offer box lunches to enjoy al fresco . This will also help stimulate more socializing and all around happiness of the group. A social and happy group, will result in motivated participants. #win
Retain Millennial Engagement
Likely your participants range in age and generation, which means you’ll have to appeal to and engage with all of them. Millennials, having grown up in age saturated with technology and a never-ending supply of entertainment, may prove harder to engage with. Shepherding the group outside will be a recipe for engagement success. The fresh air will work similarly to the refresh button we’re all so used to clicking when things slow down.
Be the office, business, corporation, or group known for conscious living. When your team reminisces on the latest meeting, you’ll hear them singing your praises. Work events will be regarded with excitement and anticipation, rather than dread or despair. Warm weather is an opportunity for your team to bring extra efficiency to the workplace – which will always affect the bottomline.
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