A perfect retreat schedule for a large distributed company
April 2, 2019

Stick to the schedule but be flexible

When organizing a retreat, it’s important to have a schedule and stick to it. From our own experience, having a loose schedule with too much flexibility can turn into a proper mess, with everyone going around as they wish and you won’t get any work done or spend time together.

However, don’t go too crazy – leave some free time for the participants to do whatever they please. You can use the evenings to organize dinners or other activities, but it’s completely optional. Your team will find a way to organize themselves, and not everyone wants to socialize in the evenings anyways – some folks just want to take a nap or call their family.

Let Surf Office handle the logistics

While organizing a retreat can be an extremely rewarding experience for large teams, it can also be quite demanding, time-consuming and expensive when you’re not connected with the right providers. If you feel like you’d benefit from outsourcing the logistics of a retreat while you enjoy spending time with your team in a gorgeous location, contact the Surf Office team – we’ll make sure you’re in good hands.