Ground Labs offsite in Koh Samui, Thailand.
With our teams returning home to the four corners of the globe, we thought it would be good to reflect on the great time we had together in Thailand from both a business strategy and a team-building perspective.
Having spent 5 days together on the paradisal Thai island of Koh Samui, our diverse team was able to come together from all around the world to catch up with each other and spend some quality time together.
With a mix of both remote and office-based workers, some of us were meeting for the very first time, having only ever spoken over the phone or via email. The offsite gave us a great opportunity to connect with other employees we would rarely have the opportunity to meet with otherwise.
The beautiful destination of Koh Samui served as the backdrop for our gorgeous private villa which looked out onto the luxurious white sandy beaches and blue ocean. The perfect setting for any retreat.
Having the chance to get the entire team together for several days served as a brilliant opportunity for relationships to thrive and fresh new ideas to be generated. With a healthy mix of business and pleasure, team-bonding and collaborations became the norm.
The schedule was action-packed, from riding on ATV’s and jet skis to snorkelling in the beautiful Gulf of Thailand. Every evening wrapped up with a delicious Thai meal and relaxing poolside parties, the harmonious work/life balance was being stuck perfectly. The team was given the perfect opportunity to recharge their batteries in order to return to work with a fresh and revitalised perspective.
This is the perfect scenario for any team. To get out of the office and take a look at the bigger picture: planning for what is yet to come. But to thrive in an Innovation Session, the team must feel free to speak openly about the best ways to innovate and improve the organisation as a whole.
The offsite afforded everyone to the opportunity to spend some quality time getting to know one another. When teammates are able to build up good relationships in person, the business dynamic they share becomes stronger and they feel more comfortable to speak freely with one another.
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