LeaderGov posted a recent poll on LinkedIn and asked local government leaders what aspects of an offsite planning retreat they valued the most. The number one answer it was team building and the number to answer was goal setting.
Goal setting has many side benefits including collaboration, alignment, vision casting and building a sense of unity around a common idea.
Below are some ideas to consider as you begin to plan for goal setting at your next retreat.
Like any organization, local governments need to build strong teams to get important things accomplished. Even the mundane tasks are done with greater ease when we operate like a team.
We recently completed a LinkedIn poll and asked local government leaders what key topics they liked most in retreat. By large margin the top two most popular aspects of retreats were team building time and goal setting time.
Next time you plan an offsite retreat for your Department, City or County staff, City Council or County Commission, we encourage you to include exercises that bring the team together and grow the level of trust and understanding among individuals.
Here is a list of several exercises you can consider. Let us know if we can help you think through the rest of your offsite retreat needs.
Two Truths and a Lie: Have each team member share three statements about themselves, two of which are true and one of which is a lie. The rest of the...