by Deborah Scaringi
We all know the routine. The same people file into the conference room, sit in the same chairs and kick around the same ideas.
Holding meetings in the same surroundings day in and day out can lead to stagnant employees, allow for habitual interactions among co-workers and stale thoughts.
So, what should you do? Change your environment. Take the meeting off-site.
Here are five tips to help you execute an effective off-site meeting:
1. Pick a creative location.
The physical surroundings of your off-site meeting can determine your level of success. Hotels and conference centers can be great locations, but don’t discount other locations. Try alternative spots such as sports arenas, museums, aquariums, restaurants, etc. Be sure to tour your location ahead of time to see the possibilities and limitations. Be sure to check the space for creative seating arrangement potential, technology requirements, break-out ...(register to read more)