This Thursday and Friday, our entire team is unplugging for a few days to celebrate our fifth annual company retreat. During our retreats, we take time to reflect on all that we’ve accomplished alongside our wonderful clients and brainstorm ideas for even more growth and creativity in the next year.

No matter what you do or what industry you’re in, rest is important for team rejuvenation and reflection.

Rest gives you time to reflect.

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut of doing and completing—moving from one objective and project to the next without taking time to realize all that’s been accomplished. Taking rest with your team gives each team member time to remember and celebrate all completed projects and campaigns.

Rest provides room to plan creatively.

Daily work doesn’t always allow time for creative planning or brainstorming beyond current projects. During our retreat, we schedule time specifically for our team to brainstorm ideas for the next year—whether it’s areas we hope to expand into, new campaigns we want to run, or different design or development advancements we hope to make. Giving each team member a chance to share their ideas is invaluable for company growth and team camaraderie.

Rest gives you time to connect.

Your employees see each other every day, but they don’t always get the chance to connect with each other outside of projects. A big part of our retreat is getting everyone in one place and having time to hang out and get to know each other better. We have a strong family atmosphere and culture, but sometimes we get so busy that we don't always have time to connect with each other. The retreat helps keep the friendships and collaboration strong.

If your team is feeling burned out, stressed, or just tired—consider planning a retreat. It could be the perfect solution to reviving your team’s passion and purpose.