Corporate Retreats: Key to a Healthy Mind and Body in the Workplace


A corporate retreat is an excellent opportunity for any business – from conferences to workshops, or simply for escapism of the hectic, stressful nature of the workplace. A crucial advantage, however, is that relationships and communication are maintained amongst employees/employers which allows for solid team bonding. Corporate retreats will not only benefit people’s lives, but will also improve the way work is approached on a daily basis.

It is never too late to renew and rejuvenate the workplace with the experience of a corporate retreat. There are a diverse range of retreats available, which can often comprise of a weekend getaway or a week-long adventure, depending on the company. Activities are involved and can include those such as: yoga, water sports, outdoor activities, team bonding exercises, and food preparation workshops.

Team building should be a priority for any organization, no matter the size. Strong interpersonal relationships and communication skills are vital for the workplace. Corporate retreats allow great qualities to shine through. Individuals will exceed their expectations of themselves and fellow workmates. The internal environment of an organization needs to be strengthened so that all external activities are effective.

Retreats are designed so that participants leave with a wide range of invaluable skills and lessons to take home and apply to their lives. The journey of a corporate retreat is an innovative form of involving employees and providing them with a foundation for strong teamwork. A retreat allows for an employee incentive, as a reward for their hard work and dedicated efforts.

Company Advantages

A corporate retreat will assist in team building by strengthening employee-to-employer as well employee-to-employee relationships, communication, trust and acceptance. By participating in this experience, workplaces will no doubt benefit and receive a refreshed and energetic staff upon return to the office. Corporate retreats also increase performance and productivity, as well as assist in maintaining sound employee relations.

It is far better to maintain a content work environment otherwise morale will decrease, thus resulting in a depletion of productivity and work ethic. By providing an organization with a corporate retreat, employers will be seen as proactive and willing to support the growth individuals as employees.
Employee Benefits

Individual employees will experience a general feeling of well being and appreciation through the adventure of a corporate retreat. The relaxed environment will revitalise their work ethic and encourage motivation and passion, which will be transferable to the workplace. Good rapport should also develop: employee-to-employee and employee-to-employer.

Inspiration and dedication are key factors involved in developing and executing corporate retreats. Qualified instructors will help enhance the skills of any individual, regardless of what their area of expertise is. Absolutely anyone can enjoy a corporate retreat – age, gender and ability are irrelevant. A corporate retreat is the ultimate incentive for any employee.

A final word…

No matter the size or nature of the company, all will benefit from a corporate retreat. A refreshed and inspired workplace will always deliver 100% and beyond, in performance. Remember, a happy employee is most certainly a productive one.

About the Author

Sheridan Hammond is the founder of Samudra – Surf & Yoga Retreats run in magnificent ocean settings in Australia and around the world. Sheridan and his staff run corporate retreats which are all about team building while experiencing a different culture, eating healthy foods and engaging in the intimate practice of yoga with new friends. For more information on Sheridan or Samudra, visit the website at

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