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Offsite meetings improve productivity

02/10/19

Meetings are commonplace in the workplace. They can be productive and inspiring or can end up feeling like a waste of time. The setting of a meeting can dramatically change the course of the discussion. Carrying it out in the same space every time can leave employees feeling bored and unmotivated. This is why at Yarnfield Park we think it’s great to hold an offsite meeting in a dedicated space that is specially designed for fantastic meetings, and here’s why.

Offsite meetings are great to get away

Off-site meeting benefits

Fewer interruptions

If you’re holding your meeting in a dedicated space, you’re far less likely to be interrupted. An office is bustling with employees who might just pop their heads in to ask questions or offer tea. Being in a private meeting room means you can complete your meeting without anyone else coming in. As long as you are strict about what will be discussed in your offsite meeting, you’ll be able to have a productive time. This is particularly useful in offsite strategy meetings.

Escape the routine

Having the same routine can often make employees feel lethargic and unmotivated. Switching things up is a great way to increase motivation and productivity. A fresh space means fresh ideas and a more forward way of thinking.

Offsite meeting venues have great facilities

Meeting space with great facilities

More technology

Meeting spaces are typically equipped with the latest in AV technology and features to make your meeting stand out. Not only this but air conditioning and blackout blinds are commonplace in a professional meeting place, so you can ensure your delegates are comfortable and focused.

Perfect size

Meeting rooms are usually hired out based on capacity, so you can get the perfect size for the number of delegates you have. Having a room that’s too small will be cramped and stuffy, whereas having one that’s too big will be far too echoey. Hiring a room out means you’ll have the optimum amount of space for your guests.

Build in more time with your employees

Meetings away from the office

Face to Face

If you usually conduct meetings online due to geographical whereabouts, coming together in the middle at a meeting space means you can actually speak face to face. Although there is merit to online meetings, there are a lot of benefits to seeing each other “in the flesh.” You can understand their body language, have an easier time focusing, and can build better relationships with clients or other employees.

Praise for employees

Taking your employees for a day outside the office, and maybe treating them to lunch is a good way to show your appreciation as their manager. Everyone gets a day out which will increase morale whilst also getting work done. You can even include teambuilding time or some learning or training time.

If you’re looking for the ideal place to hold your meeting, conference or training, look no further than Yarnfield Park in Staffordshire, a leading national training centre in the heart of the UK. We support small, large and international companies to meet their training and conference needs. Our spaces are a great place for learning and have room capacities that range from 12 to 450 delegates. We can also provide catering, accommodation and super-fast WIFI with day delegate or 24-hour rate packages. Don’t hesitate to make an enquiry today.

In line with government advice our venue is temporarily closed. However, we are on the end of the phone or email if you need us.