Whether a team is still working from home, or has made a phased return to the office, the past few months have seemed monotonous with not as many in-person meetings and events to break up work weeks. Meeting with a group boosts motivation, and Zoom meetings can’t compare when it comes to rallying morale. After months at home, planning small meetings and corporate getaways away from home is a great way to motivate and revitalize a team’s performance–especially when the destination provides all of the benefits that Colorado offers.
As working from home has become the norm since March, so has connecting with coworkers using webcams and Skype. Button downs and sweatpants have become a work-friendly outfit, and Zoom happy hours were the only way to grab a drink with friends. Especially for teams that used to meet in the office every day, a chance to shake up the (new) same old and safely reconnect in person is much needed after months apart. An out-of-state trip could be a memorable way to sync up with coworkers again, as well as do wonders for motivation and productivity upon return.
So far, webcams and Zoom meetings have been an essential part of 2020. While digital options are functional placeholders for meetings, chatting with a coworker over Skype doesn’t always set up a team for success. Human connection is vital to team building, and hosting safe, small meetings is a great way to revitalize teams after months of working from home.
Deanna Curtis, The Broadmoor’s first female falconer, shares how she landed in a unique career.
High-Elevation Service, Spaces and Activities Exceed Expectations
The land that originally held a Colorado Springs dairy farm and gambling casino in the late 1800s was transformed into The Broadmoor, one of Colorado’s most iconic luxury resorts, with the vision and guidance of founder Spencer Penrose. The resort’s doors opened to the world on June 29, 1918, and the rest is history.
The plainly wrapped gift is often times picked last to open, so why settle for the norm when colorful and magical gatherings are first selected off busy holiday schedules?
As wellness travel continues to grow as a niche market, planners are constantly looking for ways to incorporate healthy programs into their meeting agendas in order to create higher levels of energy and engagement. When it comes to planning a meaningful event, it’s extremely important to have all attendees feel a sense of purpose and contribution.
Colorado has a number of properties that are heavily involved in sustainability and local initiatives. Guests can feel good knowing their stay is contributing to communities and environmental efforts.
There is something about circling around a fire, whether a more controlled experience like fire pits and fireplaces or natural and wild in the form of a campfire or bonfire. As we’ve been out and about visiting properties and taking in unique Colorado experiences, fire keeps coming to the forefront. Is it a trend? We’re not sure, but here’s a glimpse at some of the coolest yet hottest fire settings and performers in the state.
Cozy Mountain Fires
The MIC Educational Conference and Trade Show not only elevated attendance numbers, it showed how shaking up tradition can skyrocket energy and enthusiasm for all involved.