DataReco team building weekend
As your line manager has no doubt informed some of you by now, our annual team building weekend is coming up very soon, so here are some details about the weekend.
Friday 9th April
We have booked a bus to collect us all from in front of Head Office. Please make sure that you are there in plenty of time as we will be leaving at 9am sharp. For those who normally work from home or other company locations, secure parking will be available for your vehicle over the weekend in the company car park.
The bus will then take us to the hotel, where rooms will be allocated. From 11am to 3 pm, there will be a range of seminars and presentations from various members of the company, including in a prize giving event from the Chairman. Attendance at all presentations is compulsory so you will all be expected to get involved and ask questions if appropriate.
There will be a formal dinner served at 8pm, after which there will be speeches from department heads and some special guests from our supplier companies. The evening is expected to conclude around 10pm.
Saturday 10th April
Groups will meet for breakfast at 8am before being divided into their teams. We will then all be taken to the local nature reserve for a 6 kilometre hike through the forest. The weather is unpredictable so ensure you have waterproof clothing and sturdy shoes. The aim of the hike is to be the first the team to cross the finish line. Prizes will be awarded for the first three teams to cross the finish line.
After lunch, we will all get back on the bus to travel to the Pacific Palms Resort Spa, where the afternoon can be spent relaxing in the facilities. There is a heated outdoor pool, massage and aromatherapy rooms, as well as a dining area and a bar. However, although there are manicure services available on site, this is not included in our package and will have to be paid for separately if anyone would like to avail themselves.
By 5pm, we will be back at the hotel, where we are very excited to announce an evening presentation by Tony Rollins, a motivation speaker who has come from the USA. I’m sure many of you have heard of Tony Rollins, but if not then you can expect an uplifting and positive evening.
Sunday 11th April
The morning will be spent doing ‘trust’ exercises, where will be talking about personal hopes and aims within the company in the coming 12 months. We encourage all employees to think ahead about this as everyone will be required to contribute to the group discussion.
We will then be returned to Head Office by bus, and can expect to be there at around 2pm. However, if someone is meeting you then be aware that times are approximate.
As a final note, I would like to draw attention to the team building weekend last year, where participation was minimal and there some people even left early. Please note that this weekend is a part of your working contract and as such the same rules as in the workplace apply regarding punctuality and attendance. We will be monitoring throughout the weekend to ensure that all members are present and actively involved in all parts of the programme. Management has worked hard to set up this event and are confident that this weekend will be an improvement on the previous year. Remember that this weekend, although having a very serious point, should also be a chance for you to relax and get to know your colleagues better, so please come with a positive attitude.