With an increasing number of people opting to work remotely from across the globe with flexible working hours, corporate retreats are the best way for colleagues to get to know each other, and in turn increase work productivity. The By Atmosphere and COLOURS OF OBLU resorts offer some exciting ways to bring colleagues together for weekly retreats, allowing them to work, play, and relax together.
As things normalise around the world in a post-Covid-19 era, it is found that many companies hired people from around the globe during the pandemic and allowed them to work remotely with flexible working hours. Since these teams are spread in different countries and in many cases across different continents, there is little or no engagement with colleagues.
According to stats, 8 in 10 executives prefer in-person meetings to virtual contact, and a physical handshake promotes cooperation and influences negotiation outcomes for the better. Face-to-face interactions facilitate more effective communication, help build strong relationships, and increase engagement. A retreat with your colleagues can also help enhance your mental health.
There is a sense of disconnect when people working for the same teams do not see each other for a long time – a corporate retreat would create greater understanding between the team. It is important for colleagues to see each other face-to-face and meet up from time to time. A corporate retreat will also allow HR personnel at companies to engage with employees and facilitate increased work productivity.
With a plethora of exciting activities and fun adventures on offer, you can make your corporate retreat at the By Atmosphere and COLOURS OF OBLU resorts a fun-filled and memorable trip. Discover, dive in, and experience an array of Maldives excursions such as sunrise yoga by the pool, enjoy a Bodu Beru performance, or relax with a sundowner as you and your colleagues watch the sunset views. For something more adventurous, live the life aquatic with a dip into the lagoon and snorkel around the house reef while being inspired by the hues of a Maldivian sunset out in the sea. Additionally – explore sports, fitness sessions, lively entertainment, and social events where you and your colleagues start the day with sunrise yoga by the lagoon.
Bond over fitness sessions
The gym is a great way to start your day right before turning on that laptop and putting your work hats on! The By Atmosphere and COLOURS OF OBLU resorts have fitness centers overlooking the ocean, and that is quite a view when you are at a gym! The resorts have also curated an activities program to fill your days with special things to do. The resort can arrange fitness sessions such as aqua aerobics, body sculpting, and cardio strength for your team. Dart games, tennis, football, and chess tournaments are some of the other fun experiences to explore with your colleagues.
Relax and Unwind after work
If you want to relax and rejuvenate after a long day on your laptop, writing lots of emails, and having several meetings – there’s no better way than to treat yourself at the spa. The ELENA Spa, which is part of all the By Atmosphere and COLOURS OF OBLU Resorts, offers a range of wellness and fitness activities from morning yoga to aqua aerobics etc. Other than ELE | NA, the tranquil Akiri Spa by Mandara at Atmosphere Kanifushi features a range of treatments fusing spa traditions from India, Bali, Hawaii, and Thailand. The spa at the OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi has a 100% sustainable community experience.
Savour delectable flavours
Explore a world of exquisite flavours at the By Atmosphere and COLOURS OF OBLU resorts with a standout bar with poolside seating as well as hammocks and swings. Share memorable moments with your colleagues over flavoursome feasts. Sumptuous buffet spreads with a selection of Asian, European, and Maldivian favourites with live cooking stations, grills, fresh seafood, and delicious desserts are on offer at all the resorts. Coupled with light all-day meals and specialty restaurants in the Maldives are sure to win over your taste buds.
Underwater Adventures with your colleagues
Plunge into the ocean depths and explore the most exotic marine life with your colleagues. The OBLU NATURE Helengeli island is a favourite spot for divers and marine life enthusiasts along with being a top location among the best resorts for snorkeling in the Maldives. Brimming with an array of the best water sports in Maldives, the resort is undoubtedly the perfect destination for water lovers. Discover the underwater wonders with SSI and PADI courses and ocean excursions that suit all abilities and interests or kayak over crystal clear waters, zip across the lagoon on jet skis, and just float and soak in the golden sunshine.
Besides the above offerings, the COLOURS OF OBLU’s latest resort offers additional incentives for corporate retreats. Reimagine business meetings, seminars, and incentive gatherings out on a palm-fringed sandy beach at the OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi. There are dedicated meeting setups and stunning meeting venues with smart services and technology to facilitate your business gatherings. The Maldives’ Largest Bar X360 is perfect for group gatherings and post-meeting drinks with a chilled-out poolside bar with indoor and outdoor spaces. In terms of fun and adventure activities, there’s plenty to do for groups with guided activities like yoga, snorkelling, trips to nearby spots, water sports, and excursions – all designed for groups. The resort’s spacious overwater fitness centre is also perfect for morning fitness sessions.