Thanks for the article from Jermaine Haynes
As a team, we are spending this coming weekend going on a retreat to work on defining our business goals and statement (or mission) of purpose. Knowing what your goals are, and being on the same page with everyone toward meeting those goals, is fundamental to a company’s success. Today I am spending time on smallbusiness.xo.com to see how technology can help us meet the goals we agree on. I think this retreat is just what the company needs right now anyway. We will participate in team-building, as well as moral-building, activities in the morning, followed by a nice lunch. We will then break into small groups with different questions each group is responsible for brainstorming answers to. We will then meet back as a large group to share our discussions and develop a plan for the company. In the evenings, there will be free time, with entertainment available, as well as opportunities for further learning and discussion. A lot of work has gone into planning this retreat, and I’m really looking forward to it.