I discovered something interesting about the corporate meetings and retreats executives host in Utah: they're not all traditional. For instance, many CEOs opt for tactile experiences had as a team. Those that draw employees together and help them to work well with one another. Here are just a few of the ways they do that:
ENLIST A COACH
Backcountry uses an executive coach to administer Myers-Briggs testing and provide one-on-one coaching services to their executive team members. Employees meet at an offsite location, spend time discussing their strengths and weaknesses, and take the time to get to know how each team member operates best.
Employees even interview with the coach before accepting a job with the company. It helps the company understand how each individual will fit in with the rest of the team members, and what that person's role in the team will be. Not to mention, the offsite coaching sessions double as a retention method, providing each employee with the support needed to be successful at work.
TAKE A SKI DAY
Backcountry also prides itself on providing ski days for their employees. When I tried to meet with several of the team members, I was unable to do so due to a "team building exercise" on the mountain. Though, I was told that it was less of an exercise and more of a ski day. The team took a snowcat up on a work day so employees could catch some powder in an email-free...