For decades, the leadership off-site meeting has been a favorite tool of management consultants worldwide. “We have issues, so let’s get the team together away from the office and fix everything that’s wrong. Hire a facilitator to help us help ourselves.” Done and done.
At its worst, it’s not quite group therapy, but it’s close.
At its best, it’s a great tool for uninterrupted time to focus, improve how teams work or discuss business challenges. The problem is that the best way to screw up the good work done at an offsite….is to head back to the office and tell