Intensive Management Retreat at Lagrenie
Intensive Management Retreat at Lagrenie, Groléjac, Dordogne, France
What? Intensive off site that leads to: - Understanding of each others’ personalities, qualities and ambitions – Establishment of a clear view on becoming a value-added team - Completion and adaptation of the business strategy - Commitment to organize the company strategy - Creation of shared goals to optimize the business strategy - Creation of agreements and action plans on working together For whom? Management teams of up to 6 people. Process Group sessions begin with a small theoretical presentation about the relationship between personalities and the balance between emotional and rational behaviour, effective management and teamwork. Next personal insights are shared leading to conclusions and shared commitments. Discussions take place in individual, paired and group sessions. Later there is a program of hiking, biking and exploring the beautiful environment and the possibility of personal coaching and even a chance to meditate. Before dinner by the bonfire there is an opportunity to share personal stories and insights with the group. The goal is to accept the past, analyse the present and solve issues and gain an idea from what working together means. Before the management retreat starts the participants are asked to write their personal life stories. After the first day they are asked to write down a vision of the near future. The program is held in a relaxed and supportive environment, free from the pressure of day to day work. There is always room for checking emails and call to the office if necessary. Lagrenie is a 4 hectare property, quietly situated at the end of a road, surrounded by woods. It contains three houses, a large swimming pool, several meadows, terraces, fruit trees, a vegetable garden and splendid views over the valley of the Dordogne. The Medieval city of Sarlat and the famous villages Domme and La Roque-Cageac are just 15 minutes away and the castles of Castelnaud and Beynac only 10 minutes further. History Lagrenie has early medieval walls in the basements, the house as it is now is 400 years old. The bread oven in one of the gardens is marked 1618. Probably Lagrenie was in the Middle Ages a fortress to tax the boats on the river. Later on it became a small village and then a farm.