Gareth Warnock, De Vere’s Group Sales Director, talks about the benefits of getting the team together at De Vere
Gareth Warnock, De Vere's group sales director has spoken about the benefits of getting the team together in person, and with properties from Central London to Nottingham, The Cotswolds to Surrey, De Vere’s collection of well-connected, inspiring venues are the ideal place to collaborate and plan for 2022.
After months of home working and with 2022 just around the corner, now is the time to get the team together to set the strategy and direction for the coming year.
Whilst hybrid and remote meetings may have become the norm for many during the pandemic, nothing quite gets the creative juices flowing like getting the team together in-person to co-create and set out business strategy. A recent study by HubSpot found that remote meetings generate on average 10.43 ideas, while in-person meetings generate an average of 13.36.
Holding your session away from the office has its benefits too; it’s been reported that middle managers spend, on average, 35% of their time in meetings, using the same environment can get tedious, so getting the team together off-site will improve communication and enthusiasm.
If you choose the right venue, the chances are it’ll have better technology than your office, so if for any reason there’s a team member who can’t make it to the session, you can rest assured there’ll be no inconvenient Wi-Fi outage at De Vere. You will often also have access to things like smart whiteboards, AV technology, super-fast Wi-Fi and projectors which you may not have access to in the office, as well as on-hand tech support to help with any technology issues; something we’ve all missed when working at home.
But not all great ideas come out of the meeting room; by adding a private dining experience or teambuilding activity onto your event we can provide a creative environment which promotes problem solving and concept creation.
With properties from Central London to Nottingham, The Cotswolds to Surrey, De Vere’s collection of well-connected, inspiring venues are ideal for getting the team together to plan for 2022. With each property having acres of grounds to explore, the latest technologies, healthy menus and COVID-19 safety measures in place, you’re sure to find the ideal location for your event.
And with De Vere’s new cloud-based meeting and events booking platform, Smart Booker, you can check live availability across a number of properties; search, filter, and book event spaces in one simple process; and book meetings on the go with the fully mobile optimised system.