4 reasons to consider hosting your corporate meetings offsite:
Corporate meetings are usually pretty intense. They serve as the time when everyone needs to roll up their sleeves and deep dive into the nitty gritty of the business objectives. What’s working? Whats Not? Determine solutions. Celebrate wins. Review the budget. And plan, plan, plan. They often require long hours, and focus is KEY! Hosting corporate within your place of business can often be distracting and allow for potential interruption other office members who aren’t in the meeting. Taking your corporate meetings to a venue outside of the day-to-day environment can offer fresh perspective. Attendees will be less concerned with what’s going on in and about their normal work surroundings, which can can equate to an increased focus on the important matters at hand.
Better Presentation Capabilities
Outside venues that specialize in offering corporate meeting rooms This can be a necessary concern especially if you’re coming together with multiple team members who might be spread throughout the country, or even the world. It makes everyones lives easier to have the hardware needed for key presenters to effortlessly make their presentation without encountering any time consuming (and embarrassing) snags. Having a meeting space with all the necessities like a beamer, whiteboards, catering and good coffee also ensures everyone can have their focus on the job
Hosting a meeting offsite can also evoke a sense of preparedness to attendees. If they’re required to have everything they need and bring it to an external venue, they’re more likely to prepare ahead of time rather than leave things until the last minute. As mentioned before, these meetings tend to be long, so the more efficient and well prepared your attendees and presenters are, the better!
Tip: Have the meeting organizer require that everyone send their presentations and information directly to the them/organizer at least one week prior to the meeting to ensure that everyone is prepared early, and also serve as a back-up solution.
This may seem silly, but depending on the number of attendees, ask yourself this…”Will our office accommodate all attendees comfortably?” Comfortably being the key word in that question. Long meetings in an uncomfortable dark space is counterproductive. Discomfort equates to negative feelings and thoughts, which doesn’t keep your attendees in their best frame of mind to make sound decisions. A meeting room that is inspiring for all of your attendees is paramount to ensuring that the company’s time is spent efficiently, productively, and yes, comfortably!
Go the Extra Mile
If you value your employees, treat them to a nice lunch or dinner after the meeting! Venues that have nice restaurants nearby, or better yet, within the venue itself are ideal for this! No one will have to make an extra trip which offers not only a savings on time, but allows everyone to relax and enjoy their meal.
If you’re thinking of hosting your corporate, or even annual, meetings offsite and you’re in the Amsterdam area consider booking time at The Location. We have multiple meeting rooms to accommodate groups of various sizes with WiFi capability, meeting tables, chairs, presentation capabilities, and more. We also have a dining options within our venue – and Kitchen Inc. is our caterer for delicious lunch or dinner.
At The Location, a unique collection of experiences has been created for you to make the most of every day: Have a cooking-class, enjoy dinner with friends, host an event or an off-site meeting, take a boat tour—all in one place. We believe you will discover that time at The Location is time well spent. For more information, contact us today!