Off-site meetings at a private venue or conference center provide a valuable
way for you and your employees to connect and plan outside of your everyday
work environment. These meetings aren’t like their onsite counterparts—instead,
off-site meetings offer a great way to accomplish additional tasks that
include networking, team building, and innovation. After you
book your Houston conference center, it’s time to develop your invite list.
While it can be tempting to minimize the number of employees you allow
to attend off-site meetings, the truth is that leaving important employees
behind can hinder meeting productivity and results. If your meeting will
focus on a single project or group, keeping your invite list to group
members and their supervisors is appropriate. Additionally, meetings that
are focused solely on decisions are often best accomplished with a smaller
list of attendees. However, if your meeting will cover a broad agenda
or develop company-wide strategies that will influence and impact a large
number of departments, increasing your participant list to include a larger
pool of employees will yield the best team building results.