The importance of off-site meetings

You may think that by holding your next company meeting in one of your boardrooms will save your company money, but at what cost? Off-site meetings have the potential to unleash untapped creativity, take ideas to the next level and iron out issues that may be holding up a project.
Here are a few ways that you and your team can really benefit from off-site meetings:


As the saying goes, familiarity breeds contempt, and this is why you need to hold off-site meetings. Hosting an off-site meeting will let colleagues know that the matters to be discussed are important. Since employees will be coming to a new location for a specific purpose, ideas flow more easily as they are encouraged to focus on the matters at hand with a fresh attitude and approach.


The only make to make sure that there are no disruptions to the meeting is to take your team away from the office. Off-site meetings ensure that no other colleagues can interrupt the meeting.


When removing staff from the comfort of their office space it is important to create an atmosphere that can inspire and get the creative juices flowing so that you can get the best out of them. When choosing the venue make sure that it matches the demographics of attendees.


People will sit with people they know and this is not conducive to creative thinking. Have a seating plan whereby people from different departments and managerial levels sit together. Being able to converse with people they would not normally in their daily responsibilities at the office should produce interesting results.


Carb-heavy dishes mean a room of sleepy attendees. The venue’s chefs will tailor make a menu that ensures your attendees are well fed and have energy to actively participate in the meeting.


Whatever your AV requirements you will be able to find a venue that can provide you with the technology you. Most venues can provide you with their in-house AV technician.


Tsogo Sun has a portfolio of over 250 conference venues in South Africa and across Africa. Venue options can accommodate between 10 and 5 000 conference delegates depending on your requirements and location.
The combination of flexible, dynamic conference venues, warm hospitality and professional staff combine to ensure the success of every conference Tsogo Sun hosts. Its conference venues can be set up in a number of configurations to suit your requirements and can cater for your conference by providing anything from light refreshments through to a formal dinner for conference delegates.
When you host your conference at a Tsogo Sun venue, preferential rates to groups and convention delegates who require hotel accommodation near the conference venue are offered.
If you’re looking for a suitable venue with distinctive service, consistent professionalism, and innovative thinking – Tsogo Sun can provide you with the widest selection to ensure a unique and memorable experience.