I’ve enjoyed conversations with incredible event profs like Anh Nguyen about how we can design incentive trips for the better by mixing formats and blending meeting or offsite elements with more traditional incentive designs.
It thrills me to hear industry pros like Ellie MacPherson argue in favor of data that shows my generation wants to connect in-person for mentorship and career development conversations — opportunities we know incentive travel can spark.
I’m excited to see what SITE Young Leaders has planned for their 2022 Conference (it’s front and center on my calendar for October 9, right before IMEX America!).
I throw an open question, then, back to the incentive planners and end users I know are part of the SITE community: how can you help leaders communicate that wellbeing matters and use incentive travel to help close this care and compassion gap that clearly exists, if Deloitte’s data is to be believed?
Ending with a familiar note
I’m eager to see what those more senior to me make of this data — starting with my own boss’ take.
To end my own thoughts for now though, I can’t help but notice that the report concludes on a familiar-sounding note:
The health-savvy executive appreciates that decisions relating to wellbeing can have a significant impact on the culture of the organization, the way in which work gets done, and the people and places beyond the organization’s four walls … But employees want more than just a health promotion program or a wellness stipend. In fact, we found that most workers expect their organization to challenge societal norms, support their holistic health, and be more future-oriented than ever before.
Sounds a bit like what we all aspire to accomplish through incentive travel, no…?