WHAT CHALLENGES CAN ARISE IN THE ORGANIZATION?
What would the world be like if everything went smoothly? Here we highlight a few points that need to be considered when planning a workation. Of course, this is no guarantee that no obstacles will arise. Especially in the organizational area for workations/ camps, there will always be hurdles and new challenges. Because no workation is the same as another.
DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE END WITH YOUR DECISIONS!
Important decisions, which are decisive for your workation, should be made beforehand and should not be postponed until the last day. This can be avoided by really good planning.
Good planning requires a good team and regular meetings about the current status, what needs to be done and who is working on what.
If possible, divide the tasks into small units, this makes it easier and clearer to work through and you can quickly cross off smaller things. This gives you the feeling of “I did something” and motivates you even more to go on.
And it doesn’t discourage you and your team when you have to work through small tasks than when you have to work through big tasks.
For example, you want to clean up your wardrobe. You don’t start by removing everything, but rather do it one drawer at a time. Firstly this allows you to spread it over several days and you don’t have a single big task in front of you.
A regular Jourfix check-up should also be carried out so that everything runs smoothly. Record your results in a journal accessible to the entire team.
YOU OFFER TOO MUCH AND GET CAUGHT UP IN THE PROCESS
Many organizers make this mistake. They want to offer too much program, which is nice for the participants, but can also lead to overwhelming participants. It is better to plan many breaks and free time so that the atmosphere remains relaxed. Less is more in this case, especially if it is a short workation.
YOU OFFER CATERING, THEN DON’T SAVE ON THE WRONG END
If you offer food in your workation, it should be tailored to the participants. If you offer a Yoga Workation, it is assumed that vegans are present. This does not have to be the case, but it is more likely. Check preferences in advance and calculate accordingly. Nothing is worse than not providing participants with proper food.
In summary, it can be said that all factors play a role so that the workation becomes a complete success and ideally is spread via word-of-mouth advertising. The best thing, however, is always to put yourself in the position of the participants. Consider your offer from a participant’s point of view and take their position. This makes it easier for you to get a feel for the needs of your participants.