When was the last time your organization held an effective retreat? One where everyone had fun, deepened relationships AND got a load of great work done to forward the business? That’s what I thought. Unfortunately, ‘never’ or ‘rarely’ are common answers to those questions. Organizations must be more vigilant than ever to ensure a return on dollars spent. Retreats are no different. The cost of having key members out of the office and unavailable for a few days is high enough, let alone getting little return. It is time for you to host a highly effective retreat that is based on concrete objectives and develops accountable action from everyone by the end. There is a way to clarify key messages, develop strategy, and create measured tactics in a time frame AND have fun. That is what I do, it’s my job and promise to you.