Geeks Who Lead Podcast

Allison McMillan - Making offsites meaningful

October 20, 2023 Peter Bell / Allison McMillan
Geeks Who Lead Podcast
Allison McMillan - Making offsites meaningful
Show Notes

In a world where getting everyone into the same office five days a week is increasingly difficult, offsites are becoming an essential tool for aligning and connecting teams, departments and companies. But all too often, the planning falls to someone with limited events or facilitation experience - on top of their day job - and substantial value is left on the table.
Allison - (currently an engineering leadership consultant - previously VPE at QuotaPath and Head of Engineering at Forem) has been planning offsites for 25 years and in this thoughtful interview she shares advice on setting meaningful goals for offsites, how to think about size, location and frequency and some best practices for making them more targeted and engaging to maximize their value.
If you’d like to learn more about Allison, check out her website - https://daydreamsinruby.com/