The Team Retreat

It is workplanning season now in the office. Every team is supposed to go off on a team work retreat to consolidate this year's work, and plan for next year's.

However, with the budget cut for the year, we were only allocated S$15/head for a whole day retreat, so I decided to throw the usual go-to-external-venue-cater-food plans out of the window, and invite the team to my home instead, on my own hospitality.

We started in the morning where I prepared a huge-ass breakfast. I forgot to take any photos though :( I had fat pork sausages, bacon, mushrooms, eggs, tomotos, ciabatta bread and hash browns. I must have smelt like big breakfast when the team arrived =P

During the discussions we drank coffee and munched on chocolate and sweet red grapes. Part of the reason for the big breakfast was that my staff requested that we don't go back to 'work' after lunch ;) So we all agreed to have a big breakfast, work all the way through mid-afternoon, and have a late lunch.

I'm glad the idea worked out pretty well! None of us were hungry during the discussions, and when we eventually finished work, we headed out for food and delectable cakes.
I'm really glad for my team, and I'll miss them when I move out to a new job function sometime next year.

7 comments:

BeanBean said...

you're a real good host! your big breakfast sounds great :)

Jacinta said...

Wow, you're really hospitable! I hope to have a nice lil' home next time so I can invite others over too, haha. :P

imp said...

i just find it amazing that you'd invite the team/colleagues over to your home!

corsage said...

beanbean: Thank you! I haven't hosted in a while (a month?) so I thought it timely. Breakfast is easy to do - what can go wrong with bacon, sausages and eggs! hehe

jacinta: I'm sure you will be a fantastic host! I can just imagine you having loads of kids over too :)

imp: Because of the friends vs colleagues divide? I guess it could be strange. Hmm. I didn't really think about that this time though! I just wanted to show some appreciation and I guess a little bit of myself to them :)

nuttyjas said...

ohh ure breakfast sounds very delish! hehe....

Little Miss Snooze said...

So great of you to invite them to your home for team retreat! I only did that for my ex dept twice and that was at my condo's function room...

corsage said...

nuttyjas: Thanks. We overate. heh

lms: Hee. Well it turned out to be a great idea. It was a relaxing atmosphere and we achieved what we set out to do.