We all know that work can get stressful (your phone is always ringing and your inbox is always full). How can you possibly get a break from this never-ending routine?
Complaints of common work stressors, taken from a survey of more than 3000 people conducted by SkillSoft, include: heavy workload, tight deadlines, a lack of communication and teamwork, a feeling of being undervalued, and being tied to technology.
It can be difficult to motivate your team to keep up their good work consistently, all winter long, when you compound the year round everyday stress with:
- cold winter weather, shorter days, and less sunlight,
- weakened immune systems from cold and flu season,
- low energy and poor moods that accompany seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and
- injuries caused by slippery conditions on sidewalks and roads.
Why Does Your Staff Need A Corporate Trip to Fix These Problems?
Giving your staff the opportunity to de-stress, unwind, and release pent up energy isn’t just good for your staff. It’s good for your business. All of those workplace stressors listed above might show up in the form of chronic absenteeism, poor morale, and decreased productivity and performance for your team.
A corporate trip is your chance to improve productivity and morale. Companies with higher employee morale are reported to outperform their industry counterparts by up to 20%?. It’s a chance to get your staff moving, release some endorphins, make them feel valued. The physical and mental health benefits of a corporate trip create a culture of caring in your company that can’t be reproduced by sales incentives and bonuses.
Fresh air, physical activity, challenging yourself in a safe environment, access to animals and nature are inexpensive and fun ways to thaw the winter blues but finding a place to do that in winter can be tough...unless you’re in Haliburton Forest.
At Haliburton Forest the avid outdoors person can go snowmobiling, dog sledding, or enjoy guided snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. The nature newbie can do all that too (these activities require no previous experience) or they can ease into things with a winter hike. Only 2.5 to 3 hours from the GTA, there’s even access to corporate rooms to book time for brainstorming sessions.
A corporate trip is more than an investment in your staff. It’s an investment in your business.
What Can the Outdoors Do for You?
Discover for yourself the mental and physical health benefits time outside has on your body and why you need to incorporate outdoor recreation into your company culture.