Training sessions with your team play a pivotal role in keeping your business on track. Whether one-off sessions focused on specific topics or reoccurring sessions used to keep your team up to date, team training gives you a chance to assess past initiatives, address future goals, fill gaps in skill sets, ensure compliance with industry and labor regulations, and to adjust your business’ direction.
When it comes to the venue for these sessions, offsite training rooms are something many organizations should consider. The following are six reasons why offsite is better than hosting the meetings onsite.
Team Focus in a Training Room.
Training sessions require a lot of focus and quite often involve significant interactions and collaboration. Participants need to roll up their sleeves and drill down into the minute details of business objectives or topics. Hosting these sessions in your place of business can be distracting, with interruptions from other team members or partners or customers who come into the office getting the meeting off track very easily. Offsite meeting rooms give your team the chance to get away from the office and focus on training sessions.
Professional Presentation Capabilities.
Admit it. Not every business office has state-of-the-art presentation technologies. Productive training sessions require plenty of flipcharts and whiteboards, smartboards, a space large enough to accommodate your entire team, high-speed Internet access, and a plug-and-play LCD projector and monitors that makes it easy for everyone to follow along. You should also make sure that the room includes electrical plugs placed around the room so that presenters and participants can easily plug and recharge their laptops, smartphones, and tablets without disrupting the meeting.
Having sessions offsite conveys the need for preparedness to participants. Making them prepare materials and content beforehand and then bring it to the offsite venue, increases the likelihood that they won’t leave it to the last minute (when they come into your physical office).
Elbow-Room and Space.
Many of our offices can be cramped and not include sufficient space. Having training participants comfortable, with sufficient elbow-room, helps break down barriers between participants and presenters and increases collaboration and focus.
Flexibility and Availability.
Business offices have a one-size-fits-all approach, and you may not have sufficient space or the right configuration for every session. With offsite meeting rooms, you can review and select the size and configurations that meet your specific needs.
Day-Office Space Options.
When the session is over, your employees need to return to business-related issues. Customer and partner calls, one-off meetings, among other business activities may need day-office space for privacy and focus. As a result, it is important to identify offsite training space that also offers day-office options such as Davinci Meeting Rooms.
Wondering why employee training is important? Check out the blog post, “Eight Ways to Drive Stronger Employee Engagement with Training.”