If you have ever attended one of those “professional” training meetings where the primary focus was getting over your fears by doing a trust fall with a co-worker or sitting around an electric “campfire” and singing Kumbaya, you know just how bad some of those team building conferences can be. But how do you go about planning a professional meeting that incorporates team building techniques without getting corny, boring or downright annoying?
Modern techniques for team building are drastically different than they were just a decade ago. Once you nail down the location of your conference hall rental and choose a meeting room in Milford, MA for your event, you can begin planning all of the seminars, panels, activities and networking opportunities for your off-site meeting. The benefits associated with improving communication and working abilities between your team members far outweigh any objections your employees might have.
Why Go Off-Site?
Most companies have a large meeting room or space where they could conduct an effective team building conference for their staff. However, studies show that employees benefit more from conferences and training seminars when they are held off-site. Just the simple act of driving to a different location and getting away from the normal sights and sounds of the office can make a huge difference in the way that your employees will approach the workshop. When we were children, going on a field trip always meant that something new and exciting was going to happen. Even if we went to a boring museum, there ways always something new to see and do.
Choosing a conference hall rental is a very important part of the process in planning a professional meeting. Where you host your team building conference will affect the results of your event. A workshop should be held in a neutral location that is well-designed, convenient for driving, boasts plenty of on-site parking and has lots of helpful amenities that will make the event more pleasant for all who attend. When you find a meeting room in Milford, MA that suits your needs, such as The Crystal Room Conference Center, you should work with the on-site coordinator to ensure that all of your needs are met.
The Crystal Room Conference Center boasts the following amenities:
- Wi-Fi access for you and your employees
- A mobile devices charging station for laptops, tablets and smartphones
- Tons of on-site parking – valet parking is optional
- On-site catering for refreshments, breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner
- Options for plated meals, buffets or break-time snacks
- Audio visual equipment, including microphones, flat panel screens and more
- Multiple rooms to keep team members separated during exercises or to offer options for classes, workshops and training at the same time
- A well-designed and appointed facility, recently renovated in 2014
Build Breaks and Relaxation into the Schedule
One way to host a successful off-site meeting or training seminar is to plan for breaks, networking, conversation and relaxation throughout the day. Whether you are just hosting a one-day event or a multi-day series, make sure to provide your staff with time to breathe, relax and discuss the things that were learned in the meeting room in Milford, MA between sessions. Breaks should be a minimum of 10-15 minutes to give people the opportunity to use the restroom, check messages or email, charge devices or grab a refreshment.
Make sure to also plan for lunches and dinners if you will be planning a professional meeting that lasts all day. Consider any smokers that you might have that could use more frequent and lengthy breaks, as well as employees that might require more time getting to the restroom and back to the meeting room at the conference hall rental again. You will get more out of the event and your employees will gain more useful information and ideas if everyone is properly rested and their needs are sufficiently met.
Lock Your Date Early
When you contact The Crystal Room Conference Center to schedule your team building conference, remember to contact our staff as soon as you set a date or timeline for your event. The sooner you can lock in the date, the better. This is especially true if you are planning a professional meeting on the weekend, during wedding season or throughout the holidays. Our facility gets extra busy during these times, so it pays to secure the conference hall rental as soon as you can. Sometimes hosting your event during the week can help to avoid scheduling conflicts, so keep this in mind when you call. Contact us at 508-478-7800 to schedule a tour of our facility or to ask any questions