3 Myths About Offsite Meetings | Vue Columbus

3 Myths About Offsite Meetings

If your company hasn’t tried an offsite meeting, you’re missing out! Not only are you missing a fun experience for your team, but for the chance to collaborate effectively and enjoy the perks of working with a seasoned meeting coordinator.

Whether you’re considering an offsite meeting or you need some resources to convince decision-makers to give it a go, here are some myths we’d like to debunk.

Myth #1 – Offsite Meetings Aren’t Cost Effective

While offsite meetings will include costs you might not have when meeting in your own office (e.g facility rental and parking) the benefits of getting offsite are tremendous!

An offsite meeting doesn’t need to be an extravagant, costly experience. Just by taking your team offsite into a new space that inspires creativity, you can boost morale, encourage teamwork and enhance productivity.

The majority of U.S. event planners (63 percent) report that offsite meetings are more productive than onsite meetings, and 82 percent report that a relaxed environment is important to them when choosing to go offsite. 

The value of a productive, re-energizing meeting for your team can far outweigh any additional costs incurred by choosing an offsite meeting location.

Myth #2 – Corporate Meetings Need to Stay Serious

Every meeting needs to produce results, and we believe the best way to get there is in a fun atmosphere!

And fun really does matter. Happy employees are better workers who are more engaged at work. At Vue, we can help incorporate fun activities throughout the day to boost creativity and energy. Clients love our onsite games (like ping-pong or Giant Jenga) ice breaker exercises and team activities (such as desk yoga or painting).

When you’re heading offsite, get creative in how you structure your day. Your event planner can steer you in the right direction to add an interactive, fun touch to meetings. 

Myth #3 – Offsite Meetings Are More Difficult to Plan

With the right venue, going offsite can take the stress out of meeting planning! Event facilities that anticipate your needs and have experienced staff to assist you can make an offsite meeting a breeze to plan.

Look for a meeting facility that provides the essentials, without added cost:

  • Whiteboards
  • Flip charts and markers
  • Notepads and pens
  • Snacks
  • Coffee!
  • Audio Visual Resources:
    • Projection screens, projectors, smart boards
    • High speed wi-fi
    • Teleconferencing and phone conferencing capabilities

Many offsite meeting venues (like Vue) provide a meeting host and support staff to handle connecting your team to A/V technology and making sure presentations run smoothly. These event hosts will also handle all details from room set up, to lunch set-up and making sure snacks and supplies are well stocked. 

Have questions about hosting an offsite meeting? Contact our team today to get answers!