After the workation is before the workation. Therefore, first of all get the feedback from your participants. Ask them to give constructive and open feedback. Only this way you can grow and know later what you should do differently in the next workation.
Surveys are an excellent tool to get the most important information for future decisions. They are inexpensive, flexible and simple.
What should the survey include?
Focus only on the information you really want to gather – don’t ask unnecessary questions. On average, 10 to 15 questions per survey are enough. If you ask too many questions, the survey will be too bloated and time consuming, and participants will lose interest in answering the questions.
Quick tip: Ask yourself what information do you really want to obtain. Create a list of 10 points and choose 3 or 4. The shorter you keep the whole list, the more likely you are to receive feedback.
The survey should have a clear structure. It should be a logical sequence of individual questions so that the participant can navigate easily through the questions and answer your survey. It is also important to formulate the questions as simply as possible. Use therefore straightforward and unambiguous questions without complex syntax.
Here are a few possible questions by subject area for you:
- Questions about accommodation – How did you like the accommodation in terms of…?
- How was the number of attendees for you (just right, too many, too less)?
- How did you like the organization?
- Were the talks sufficient?
- Did you like the accompanying activities?
- Which three things did you like the most?
- What else would you like to mention?
If you don’t get feedback, you won’t know the pain points of your participants and you may repeat the same mistakes with your next workation.
Create a sheet at a place of your choice where you can record everything so that you pay attention to these aspects in your next workation.
Also ask yourself if you were completely satisfied with the workation? Maybe you have identified potential for improvement yourself, so note it quickly, otherwise it’s easy to lose track of it.
Which online feedback forms exist and which ones can you recommend?
Crowdsignal (formerly Polldaddy)
Twtpoll (Social Media surveys)
How do I get the participants to complete the feedback forms in a timely manner?
Make a challenge out of it, highlight it from the first day of the workation and raffle a small prize among all those who have completed the feedback form by the end of the workation. If there is already a follow-up workation, you can of course also draw a voucher or a discount code.