Fall means two things in Texas, neither of which is a guarantee of cooler weather. What its arrival does mean is that it is time to enjoy pumpkin-flavored everything, and also, that it’s time for your business to start planning for the next fiscal year! If you think your employees could use a fresh perspective, or you, yourself, need a break from the office, why not host your next strategic planning meeting at a beautiful, inspiring venue? Financial planning may not sound like a party, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be an enjoyable and productive experience. A great location can certainly help make sure it is both!
Think Outside the Building
The saying goes that there is no bad idea in brainstorming, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t bad locations to complete it. If you really want to encourage out-of-the-box thinking, creative planning and team building, it’s incredibly helpful to take your team outside of the usual environment.
- Being surrounded by fresh scenery, including plenty of nature, can create the boost of energy you’ll need to sit down with a calendar and a daunting list of goals.
- Depending on the scope of work you need to accomplish, consider blocking out an entire day, or even a weekend, for extensive planning.
- Just make sure to break up the work with team building activities and plenty of brain fuel (delicious food).
- You’ll also want to pack all necessary items to conduct great meetings. (Notepads and pens, laptop chargers, whiteboards, etc.)