5 Benefits of a Corporate Wellness Retreat
Are your employees feeling burnt out? According to the American Institute of Stress, 40% of American workers reported their job was “very or extremely stressful” and 26% of workers “often or very often burned out or stressed by their work”.
The office environment can be a stressful, unhealthy place. A corporate wellness retreat will reward your team with a much-needed break, create everlasting bonds between team members, and cleanse their minds and spirits of anxious clutter. Retreats are the perfect combination of health, fun, and camaraderie that will have your team feeling and performing at their best.
Feel Better and Perform Better
Taking a day or two to focus on improving your teams’ mental and physical health has a plethora of benefits. For starters, Corporate Wellness Programs such as wellness retreats are shown to increase overall productivity by up to 11%.
In the short-term, they will return to work immediately feeling energized, inspired, and motivated. In the long-term, it will foster an environment of self-care and inspire your employees to eat healthier, better manage stress, and incorporate positive changes into their 9-5 lifestyle.
Improve Workplace Relationships
Nothing improves relationships more than a shared experience. Getting out of the office environment and being able to exercise, meditate, and spend time together without the stresses and tensions of office life will strengthen relationships within your team. During the retreat you will build and refine open communication, trust, common goals, shared stakes, and an emphasis on collaboration. Your team will collaborate more, respect each other, and perform at a high level that you didn’t think was possible. Instead of “work friends” they will become “real friends”.
You need fresh eyes to solve tough problems. Clearing the minds of your team through meditation and physical activity will greatly improve their problem-solving, innovation, and discovery skills. Creativity requires informed risk taking and knowing what you don’t know. Just getting away for a day or two to focus on anything but work will give your employees a new perspective and provide the breathing room they need to solve the problems that once seemed unsolvable.
Employees Feel Recognized
Recognition matters as much as money to your employees. And lack of recognition is one of the main factors employees cite when they leave their jobs. A Corporate Wellness Retreat is a great way to recognize your employees for their hard work. A quality retreat recognizes your team’s creativity, time, and well-being. It makes them feel valued and will do just as much to boost their morale as a raise.
More Recruiting Opportunities
A wellness retreat shows your employees that you care about their well-being and improves their view of your company. If your employees love where they work, they’ll become brand ambassadors and recruit more great employees to your team. You can also use wellness retreats as a recruiting tool by adding it to your list of company benefits.
Corporate wellness retreats are perfect for recruiting clients too. If you want to “wow” your prospective or existing clients, a retreat will have them feeling great about themselves and about your company.
Book Your Wellness Retreat
Inspirational Retreats offers corporate wellness retreats that incorporate a mix yoga, meditation, and nutrition that will have your team performing at their best. Contact our experts to book your next retreat.