We’ve all heard an excursion out of the city gets the team socialising and relaxed, but does this actually increase productivity…or are you just spending your extra budget for good times all round? The stats are in – we’ve hit the books for some proven reasons why taking a conference from the city to the coast increases efficiency within the team. 1. Take it out of context Sometimes the hustle and bustle of CBD surroundings becomes too routine. Taking employees or guests out of their regular environment means they are far away from usual distractions (cough, office resident, negative Nelly) and are more likely to have a positive outlook on the conference or any tasks at hand. Take a step back from city living and host your next event where the ocean breeze is strong on Magnetic Island, at Peppers Blue on Blue Resort . 2. Sun equals fun When delegates are enjoying themselves (thanks to the revitalising sun) they are proven to be way more creative and productive. Say hello to effective brainstorming and effective strategy formulation, and goodbye to creative block. Host your conference at a seaside venue such as Mantra Mooloolaba Beach or Mantra Hervey Bay . 3. Team communication is key Taking your business retreat or event to the coast means there is team-building opportunities galore. Discover recreational water activities, clear your mind with yoga under the palm trees or unwind with a drink and listen to the waves rolling in. Any of the above is a sure fire way to get the conversation flowing and smash any of those stubborn barriers to team communication. Where’s the best location for team-building opportunities? Discover the ‘5 senses’ experience at Peppers Beach Club & Spa, Palm Cove . So, the key to creative thinking, effective brainstorming and open communication is at your fingertips. The clock’s ticking - it’s time to get booking your next meeting venue by the sea.