It is becoming more and more common for organizations to organize a 'workation' or a working holiday for the entire company. But what exactly does this mean? And what are the benefits of this, for both the company and the employees?
If you follow us on the socials, you may have already seen it, we went on a working holiday with all of the Social Brothers to beautiful Tuscany in Italy. We have experienced a working holiday with colleagues. In this blog we would like to tell you our findings!
What needs to be arranged in particular?
Organizing a working holiday is not easy. Besides the fact that you have to arrange a trip for a large group of people, you also have to think about what is needed to be able to perform your work well in a place other than your own trusted office. We wanted a location where we could both live and work, which means that there had to be a lot of space. In addition, you want everyone to be able to retreat to escape the hustle and bustle of two weeks of being together with colleagues.
Outside of the location, you have to think carefully about how you are going to move your workplace and what you need for that. What about additional screens, for example? Is the internet connection good enough to hold digital meetings with customers? Are there good tables and chairs available? Is there coffee (very important!)? And last but not least, check if you need travel plugs. All in all it's a big organization, but the benefits you get in return are great!