Most organisations today realise the importance of investing in their most important resource, people. A popular way of building team rapport and encouraging a positive team spirit is through team away days (sometimes called team building days). Normally, HR or management schedules these events every year or so, or they outsource this to consultants that try to facilitate team building activities and tasks throughout the day.
While most organisations do engage in team away days, most are poorly thought out wastes of time to be quite frank. Something about ‘failure to plan’ and ‘planning to fail,’ perhaps.
With so many variables that can affect the success or failure of your team away day, why not take setting out of the equation by choosing a safe, professional venue such as the corporate venue at The Harbour Kitchen? Here are five reasons why you should choose us for team functions and team away days:
Fully-Equipped Corporate Function Venue
Need presentation equipment? Whiteboards? An outdoor garden for fresh air? The Harbour Kitchen has all of this and more, so you can get straight to the productive part of your team away day without having to stress about overhead projectors.
We’ve got more than just tables and chairs (we have those too, obviously), such as high-speed WiFi, multiple projector screens, heating for the winter, shade for the summer, and everything else to keep you and your colleagues comfortable and focussed.
While weekend retreats in a rural setting can be effective for more extensive team away weekends, they can equally be costly and perhaps a little too lengthy for many businesses. Team away days don’t need to be complex if you choose a location that’s suitably easy to reach for everyone involved.
Our corporate function venue is a stone’s throw from the Bourke Street business hub, which means it’s easy peasy for you and your team to get here whether by tram, bus, train, or automobile.
Beautiful View of the Harbour
Our views over Melbourne’s world-famous Victoria harbour are sure to provide you and your team with inspiration and it’s certainly a welcome reprieve from the same old boardrooms you may have used in the past.
The Harbour Kitchen’s corporate function room brings in plenty of natural sunlight during the daytime (shade is available for particularly sunny days) and our rooms are all well-lit on the inside too should the sun go down and you’ve still got tasks to complete.
Hygienic and Safe
With the current situation of the pandemic, it’s always better to be safe than sorry which is why The Harbour Kitchen has gone to great lengths to ensure that its facilities are compliant with Victoria state regulations regarding hygiene.
Naturally, you and your team members should also do their part by keeping to social distancing guidelines and face mask compliance, but you won’t need to worry about high-contact touch areas as we disinfect and clean the room thoroughly and to the highest standards.
Access to Gourmet Catering
What’s for lunch? By planning your team away day at The Harbour Kitchen, you’ll have access to mouth-watering catering and beverages (with plenty of coffee) to get you all through the day. Take the stress out of planning your catering and enquire with us about dietary preferences and we’ll ensure that your staff are well-fed.
The Harbour Kitchen
Plan your team away day or corporate function at The Harbour Kitchen today.