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Advantages of Off-Site Meetings and Training Sessions

Employee training programs and continued education initiatives are vital to the success of any company — large or small — because companies are only as successful as the people working there.

Hosting training sessions, educational tutorials or management meetings at an off-site, third-party location presents a handful of advantages to companies that they don’t often consider. Thrive has a state-of-the-art training facility and meeting room which we rent out to companies hosting off-site sessions. Below are the primary reasons why companies are taking advantage of our space for their training sessions or management meetings:

Increased Focus:

Employees are more likely to take an initiative seriously and focus if they are removed from their traditional work environment. When an employee is not at the office, they are less likely to be tempted by typical work distractions throughout the day, like checking their work email or answering their phone. When a meeting or training session is held off-site, the chance of employees sneaking away to finish tasks at their desks is greatly diminished. In fact, a 2013 national Hilton Worldwide survey of more than 600 U.S. meeting-planners and decision-makers reinforces the need for small meeting solutions, such as Thrive Workplace, as 63 percent of respondents say meetings outside of the office are “more productive.”

Enhanced Experience:

Off-site training sessions or meetings tend to be more memorable as they break away from the norm. Unusual settings will allow the training session to stick out in a participant’s mind and will make learning a new initiative, which can be daunting or overwhelming, more exciting. Creating environments for your employees with enhanced experiences will help with employee retention and satisfaction, and it will be perceived as reinvesting in your employees and their career. As a matter of fact, 67 percent of respondents to the same Hilton Worldwide survey said they would book meetings outside of their normal place of work in order to enhance their company’s image.

Relationship Building:

Holding trainings and meetings off-site allows for increased opportunities to network and for socialization between employees through both formal and informal activities. When employees are removed from their comfort zone or everyday routine of their office, this interaction is not only encouraged but emphasized.

Enhanced Privacy:

Some training sessions or management meetings can address sensitive issues within the office, and it is nice to have those conversations in a third-party location away from the office itself. This will make sure that none of the other employees overhear classified information, and it will prevent sense of anxiety in the office which can occur when management is meeting to discuss the state of the company or employee’s performances. 

Our new training rooms located at Thrive’s Ballpark location are able to comfortably seat 25 to 40 people and they were created in order to host more training programs and strategic events that not only support community members, but entrepreneurs and startup companies throughout Denver and the Front Range as well. The furniture in the training rooms can be configured to match a classroom, boardroom, theatre, u-shape, etc.

Our workspace provides the technology, tools and resources companies need to function both effectively and successfully when conducting a meeting off-site. Thrive has the amenities in place to encourage collaboration and foster forward-thinking innovation that allows companies to prosper.

Holding trainings and meetings off-site allows for increased opportunities to network and for socialization between employees through both formal and informal activities. When employees are removed from the comfort zone of their office, this interaction is not only encouraged but emphasized. Click here to receive more information on availability and prices.

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