4 Reasons Why Your Business Should Have Offsite Meetings

Why should your business have an offsite meeting? If you’ve noticed low engagement and motivation, it’s time to get out of the office and do something fun.

On average, management spends 35% to 50% of their time in meetings, with a further four hours of preparation per week. This equates to 11 daily meetings, 55 million per week and 220 per year. As a result, it’s understandable why your employees may feel burnt out or bored.

If you want to boost employee morale and productivity, read our essential guide below.


4 Benefits of Offsite Meetings:

There are a multitude of benefits of offsite meetings, so why stay in the office when you could be out having fun?

1. Offsite Meetings Boost Engagement and Motivation

There is nothing worse than entering a meeting when you feel blue. Employees spend an average of 31 hours in unproductive meetings every month. In fact, this costs businesses £27 billion annually.

Is it the topic of the meeting? Is your office too bland, loud or messy? Could it be the same taxing routine each day? Whatever the reason, offsite meetings boost productivity, engagement and motivation for newer, better strategies.

We provide 13 varying rooms for all your needs. We can accommodate a small office meeting or a large conference for multiple companies visiting from around the world, fitting two to 1,800 delegates.

2. Improve Your Relationships with Team Building Exercises

While some offices dread team building exercises, many of them thrive once they’re out of the office. When you suddenly have the space and freedom to be yourself, coupled with a fun challenge, everything seems possible.

Not only will your employees learn more about their colleagues and roles, they can bond too. As a result, they’ll be more open-minded, speak their opinions openly and give feedback. 

The National Conference Centre offers an immense field for all your delegates, which is just a stone’s throw away from the main venue.

3. Offsite Meetings Provide the Chance to Meet Face-to-Face

Since the pandemic, virtual meetings have grown from 48% to 77% between 2020 and 2022. Nowadays, it’s more common to have an online meeting, and most employees prefer it, but that doesn’t make them more productive.

92% of employees multitask during virtual meetings instead of participating or paying attention to the agenda. However, despite them thinking it’s more productive, executives disagree, deeming 67% of these meetings “failures.”

Not only does an offsite meeting reduce absenteeism, but allows you to keep tabs on your employees. You can also easily view their progress and offer support if necessary.

When you book one of our rooms, you can focus purely on your work with our soundproofing feature. We will even accommodate catering requests, be it a quick snack, lunch or a water refill.

4. You Can Utilise State-of-the-Art Technology and Services

Is your internet connection cutting off every so often? Do you require a bigger screen for your presentation? All our meeting spaces and conference rooms offer:

  • 24/7 expert support 
  • 200 mbps Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio/video recording and editing
  • Banner wrapping
  • Devices
  • Large format printing
  • PowerPoint production
  • Projectors
  • Rigging services
  • Set design
  • Sound and lighting systems

Managed by our technicians, learn more about our specific devices on our technology page.

Book Your Offsite Meeting at the National Conference Centre

When you book a space at the National Conference Centre, you will receive all the benefits of offsite meetings and more. We offer over 1,000 parking spaces and seats for your employees, including refreshments and snacks.

View the Premier Suite for small presentations and the Britannica Suite for large conferences. Whereas, we recommend the Kirkmichael for medium-sized business meetings, and the Crow’s Nest or the Wardroom for intimate gatherings.

Find your perfect venue using our room finder tool, and contact us to book or ask any questions.

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