Each year around the close of our fiscal year, Purdy-McGuire’s leadership hosts an off-site retreat. Over my 9-year tenure, I’ve only seen them get better. It’s a time away from the office where work and play collaborate and create an environment where functional creativity thrives. Every activity has the underlying purpose of making us better individually and collectively. We strengthen our bond between each other while participating in activities that remind us to focus on our united purpose.
Prior to the retreat, we have an overview of what is to come (sometimes we even have a bit of homework). This year, our leaders prepared a great breakfast for everyone to enjoy as we met and discussed the retreat agenda.
This year, our focus is “respond.” Respond to internal and external clients. Respond appropriately, and with purpose and knowledge. Respond with passion. Respond with the confident expertise expected of Purdy-McGuire. Respond when necessary…even when you’re away on a corporate retreat.
The chosen venue for our retreats is always one that encourage peace and relaxation. So though it is a structured event, some all-important downtime included. And then there’s the food. Plenty of it. When we return to the office, we are rejuvenated and have a renewed commitment to our business partners.
Click through the pictures below. I know it looks like we’re having fun, and we are! But we’re also learning from our team building exercises, from listening and contributing, and from each other. Remember when learning used to be fun?