Q: What are remote teams and/or distributed companies?
A: A remote team is a group of people brought together for a unified purpose or project who do not always gather in a primary location to work. Similarly, a distributed company, is a remote team or a group of remote teams that never meets to work in the same location. While members of remote teams and distributed companies all answer to the same organization and usually the same boss, they may physically be in different offices, cities, or even countries. Members of remote teams and distributed companies are often referred to as “telecommuters,” “remote workers,” “work from home-ers” or “digital nomads.”
Q: What is a “remote worker”?
A: A remote worker is someone who works remotely.
Q: Does Rebel + Connect only work with remote teams and fully distributed companies?
A: Of course not! While we ourselves are a remote team and feel that remote teams have a unique need for retreats as a regular feature of their company culture, we are happy to work with any professional team interested in using retreats as a strategic part of their company culture and has a company culture that aligns with our values.
Q: Do you offer free consultations?
Q: How much do your services cost?
A: Prices vary depending on the needs of the client in question, to learn more please schedule a complimentary consult.
Q: Can large organizations hire you?
A: Yes! Every organization is different, but many large organizations may have internal event planning staff. In this case our services are great for large organizations that may be stuck in a rut in terms of their approach to company retreats. If a new, out of the box vision is all you need then our Discovery Package is the best fit. If your organization is also looking to connect with new progressive facilitators and vendors than check out the Atlas Package.
Q: Why would I host a retreat anyway?
A: There are many reasons to host a retreat for your remote team or community. On a purely practical level, sometimes you need to do certain work or facilitate certain trainings in person. On a deeper level it is a wonderful way to create a culture a meaning and cultivate rebellion, harmony, adventure, impact, and connection on your team.
Q: Why “retreat” and not just “trip” or “vacation”?
"I think it is essential sometimes to go into retreat, to stop everything that you have been doing, to stop your beliefs and experiences completely and look at them anew, not keep on repeating like machines whether you believe or don’t believe. You would let fresh air into your minds." -- Jiddu Krishnamurti
A: What sets a retreat apart is the intent behind it. It is the intention of the retreat that can create long-lasting effects for your team. Also, all aspects of your retreat—including location, accommodation, food, facilities, professional consultation, and activities/exercises—being in line with what you are seeking to achieve for your team will increase the success of the retreat.
Q: What is a remote team leader?
A: We work with the member of your organization whose job description most closely relates to planning a retreat. Each team is different, but we find that in most cases this person could be a HR Director, CEO, Owner, and/or Founder.
Q: I don’t live or work in Colorado, can i still use your services?
A: Yes! We operate remotely and service clients from around the globe. All of our services are delivered virtually. All you need is a computer, Wi-Fi and a sense of adventure!
Q: I want to host a retreat, but not in Colorado. Can I still work with you?
A: Yes! We help our clients plan CUSTOM company retreats. When we say custom we mean it. We will help you get clear on the who, what, where, when, why and how of your ideal company retreat, connect you with the right people, and help you bring your dream retreat to life regardless of where you come from our where you are going.
Q: What is a provider network?
A: At Rebel + Connect our goal is to help remote leaders like you develop truly unique custom retreats. For this reason, we do not promote a certain curriculum, travel package, or event space. Instead, we collaborate with leadership trainers, team building facilitators, health and wellness professionals, destination specialists, travel agents, event planners, videographers, and many others. These individual collaborations compound more and more over time to create a network of facilitators and vendors that offer products and services that can be incorporated into a company retreat.
Q: What is retreat coaching?
A: Retreat coaching is a collaborative and creative process designed to help you gain clarity about the who, what, where, when, why and how of your ideal company retreat. We understand that a company retreat is not a one sized fits all product or service and we will help you think outside the box and come up with a clear vision for a truly unique retreat based on your company values and goals.
Q: We would love to use retreats to enhance worker experience and company culture, but our team is massive and getting everyone together in one place seems impossible. What do you suggest?
A: That is a great question! We would need to learn more about your team to know for sure, but some basic solutions would be:
Host a few optional events every year. This gives people options and reduces the number of people you need to accommodate at one time in once place.
Host different retreats for specific sub-groups. For example, you could host one retreat for the leadership, a retreat for each department, a retreat for team members based on geographical proximity, and so on.
Q: Can you help me save money on my next company retreat?
A: We believe that every remote team deserves an opportunity to come together in real time and celebrate their shared humanity. One of the variables we consider is your budget. A retreat that breaks the bank is no good for anyone! We will work with you to save money wherever possible without sacrificing quality. Just as budget travel doesn’t equate to spending your vacation holed up in a sleazy motel on the side of the highway, sticking to a budget for your retreat doesn’t mean you can’t create a truly unique, positive, and memorable experience for your team.
Q: What is retreat consulting?
A: A big part of planning a successful company retreat is finding the right facilitators and vendors. This can feel overwhelming. While you are the expert on your team, we are experts in program development, travel, and event planning. We have connections with facilitators and vendors across the globe. Retreat consulting is our way of saying, we are here to help you find the perfect products and services for your retreat. If we don’t know them we will find and vet them so you don’t have to waste your precious time and energy wading through sub-par retreat resources on the internet. We will also facilitate the necessary introductions to make sure your inquiries don’t get lost in the shuffle.
Q: What is retreat project management?
A: Planning a retreat is hard enough, then comes execution. As a leader you know that every project needs a manager. Retreats are NO different. You wouldn’t ask your HR director to project manage and oversee the development of your new product line or ask your CPA to project manage your marketing campaign. So when it comes time to plan your next retreat, don’t just put anyone in charge. Hire a team of professionals to oversee all the details from planning to implementation to review.
Q: What is a “retreat”? Team retreat? Company retreat?
A: Retreats are purposeful getaways or get togethers that are aimed at rescuing you from an undesired or unpleasant situation and whisking you off to a new (sometimes exotic!) location to heal or bond in that particular respect. Business owners can improve productivity and engagement by investing in a company retreat. Simply getting away from the (sometimes stressful) atmosphere of one’s day to day professional routine and getting a new perspective can do a world of good. Your team members can work only so hard before cracking. A company retreat allows them to regroup and rediscover their passion for their work. Retreats can offer a variety of content and activities including health and wellness, team management, team building, and leadership training, as well as, culturally immersive and adventurous travel experiences that get people out of their comfort zones in a positive way.
Q: What is a “corporate wellness company”?
A: A corporate wellness company is a company that understands that team member health affects more than home life; it also affects work productivity, engagement, sustainability, resilience, and retention over time. A corporate wellness company often times hires outside firms to manage and improve their team’s health through things like yoga sessions, healthy food deliveries, and regular company retreats.
Q: What is “remote work”?
A: Remote work is a situation in which professional team members work mainly from home or on the road and communicate with the rest of the team by email, telephone, chat, video conference, or some other form of virtual communication. There are a variety of terms to describe the process of working from a location other than the traditional office. Common terms are telecommuting, home-based, remote, mobile, virtual, or cloud working. The frequency with which remote work is being done may also affect the “definition” of the activity.
Q: What is a “millennial”?
A: Millennials (also known as Generation Y, Generation Me, Echo Boomers and Peter Pan Generation) are the demographic cohort following Generation X. There are no precise dates for when this cohort starts or ends; demographers and researchers typically use the early 1980s as starting birth years and ending birth years ranging from the mid-1990s to early 2000s. In general, those who are between the ages of 18 to 34 in 2015 can be considered “millennials”. However, only about 40% of millennials identify with the word “millennial” versus 80 percent of those aged 51 to 69 consider themselves part of the Baby Boom generation.
Q: What are “adult team building activities”?
A: Adult Team Building Activities are designed and facilitated with the aim of empowering groups to develop effective communication & problem-solving skills. Any activity done in a group and with intention has the potential to become a team building activity.