Show appreciation for your team – incentive travel is top of the list for many employees as their preferred treat when they have done well. Once the preserve of the sales team’s incentive travel is now widening its reach to all teams within a business. You might be reserving the places for the top performers or those achieving the most advancement. It could just be a reward for a big project completed.
These experiences can be tailored to your budget, your team, your objective and business goals.
Maybe use a survey tool to gauge what type of incentive travel your team would like… or if you have narrowed to two or three options let them have a vote on the final choice. This can help create buy- in and bring your team onboard.
Where – location, location, location
Organise a staycation for your team to enjoy together. Hire a large house, remote estate or castle. Having your reward trips right here in the UK will help reduce your carbon footprint as well as reach your sustainability goals.
Couple the trip with a goal of improving staff well-being. Book a property with a pool and spa, have therapists come in to provide treatments.
How about a coastal cottage break, spend days hiking, on the beach playing games and evenings drinking cocktails on the patio with a warming firepit and BBQ.
When – Summer/Winter?
Offer a fantastic short break for your team, something they may not ordinarily be able to afford. Set up an adventurous selection of fun interactive activities. Sunny days can mean the team can try their hand at duck herding, croquet or tackle a wipe-out course. For poor weather try Formula 1 simulators to get the competitive spirit going.
Choose your Accommodation
A self-catering cottage or large house has all the regular things you might expect – so much more relaxed and cosy than a hotel.
It can really help teams gel when sharing a room and having communal areas to play cards or just sit and chat.
Many self-catering properties have en-suite facilities and can be single occupancy per room.
Make a list of the types of facilities that are important to your team e.g. A pool table for competitive evenings. A woodland for walks, yoga and meditation. City central for shopping, dining and sight seeing experiences.
Set your business goals and your ROI’s then browse through some options. Providing incentives can be part of your employee retention plan too.