Employee Travel Incentive Program for Team Building

Putting together a team comprised of top performers does not necessarily translate to business success. Before your team can function as one cohesive unit, it must face several challenges that are inherent when you put together a disparate group of individuals with their own sets of motivations and interests.

These challenges include communication, leadership, clear delineation of roles, conflicts and even the work environment. In order to overcome these challenges, there are several strategies that your organization can implement, including the use of an employee travel incentive program.

More often than not, when the topic of travel incentive schemes is discussed, the main focus is about drawing inspired performances from individuals. This often results in stiff competition which may undermine your goal of building a spirit of camaraderie.

However, many are unaware that group travel can help in the team building efforts of an organization. Listed here are a few of its key benefits.

Emergence of new leaders

When your employees are placed in situations beyond what they normally encounter, many individuals step up to the challenge, allowing you to see the leadership potential of members of your organization.

Improved morale

Apart from providing your employees a welcome break from their normal routines, group travel and team building activities allow employees to rest and recharge. These benefits can translate to greater creativity and productivity.

A source of inspiration

Success in teambuilding activities requires the collaboration of individual members of a group. In some cases, these activities can lead to new ideas that can be used in the workplace setting.

Trust and teamwork

Another key component of success in teambuilding activities is trust. Placed in a different scenario, employees must learn to trust the judgment and skills of their team members—values that can prove valuable in the workplace.

Travel incentive programs are effective in delivering these, as well as other benefits, because these bring your team members away from the environment they are accustomed to. By breaking away from routines and set patterns, they can easily see another side of their co-workers that often cannot be displayed in an office setting. These new realizations can be brought back to the office, heralding future success for the organization.

But just like in programs which try to elicit top performances from individuals, there are several key challenges for travel schemes used for teambuilding. These include planning, designing, choice of venues, communication and coordination with vendors, etc.

Enlisting the aid of companies that specialize in these programs can allow your organization to overcome these hassles and enable you to focus more on the teambuilding activities.

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  • Evan Polin
    Sandler Training

    "I've been working with Bruce and his team on two projects and they've been great to work with. Bruce has helped us set up a referral/incentive program for us to roll out with our clients and strategic partners. Bruce was great to work with. He's set up a 7 tier program that allows for flexibility and he's also helped us to market the program."

  • Kevin O'Keefe
    Vice President World Wide Sales, Maginatics, Inc.

    "Beverly arranged and managed the early Envivio Sales incentive trips for us. Each of our events was an outstanding and motivating experience Our Sales team appreciated the attention to detail and to fun. Qualifying for the "trip" was a motivating factor behind many end of year sales pushes. I will use Beverly again in the future."

  • Mickey Poorman
    Laird Technologies

    "Peak Performance’s attention to detail and personal service made me feel like I had a true corporate meeting planning partner that I could rely on throughout the planning process right up until I was on site. I look forward to doing more meetings with them."

  • Marco Lopez
    C& J Energy Services, Inc

    "I have used your services two years in a row and you all have made my vacation a great one. You have the most helpful and considerate employees. Always very friendly, respectful and willing to make my travel experience a good one. Thank you and keep up the great job."

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