Travel Out There – From ‘Experience to Experiential HR Agency’
Back in 2005, I started Travel Out There! It was a lack of reliable information available to visitors in Latvia, that gave me the inspiration to form, what is still a key philosophy behind Travel Out There to this very day! In this article, I would like to give you an insight into how Travel Out There has evolved from being an Experience Agency into an Experiential HR Agency.
Helping companies to “access the un-accessible” to ensure that they, not only visit but truly experience the destination!
Check out the video I created back in 2005, a walk from the hostel that I used to run many years ago into Riga’s Old Town.
It is incredible to think of what started as a company, simply offering visitors to Latvia a great experience and hostel accommodation, with an average pay cheque of €50 Euros per person (the cheap & cheerful video above reflects this) has evovled in to a pan European Corporate Event and Retreat network with budgets of up to €250,000. We have had the fortune to partner Google, TDK, HP Packard and Shell, within a handful of years. It’s very rewarding to think back and see the fruits of my labor have resulted in a positive experience, for so many people over the years, in so many fantastic destinations.
Evolving & maturing into an ‘Experiential HR Agency’!
Travel Out There’s key objective is to help ignite team spirit, raise morale and develop a more connected culture for our clients. A happy, motivated and aligned workforce is a productive one! We aim to accelerate trust, respect, and friendship within your team by providing tailor-made and remarkable experiences for your company. We become an Experiential HR Agency.
This is a video we made for Google during their off-site (please note a slight increase in quality of the production to our ‘walk in Riga video’ :):
‘RADicalise’ your talent.
Travel Out There aim to help companies serious about development and change as well as having some fun! Travel Out There 3-T Experiences combine Travel, Team Building with Training. Our professional facilitators provide the methodology and structure for your retreat and our experience managers handle all your ground handling requirements in your specified destination. Together they make the perfect team ensuring you make the most of the limited and extremely valuable time that you are all together.
We like to use the term RADicalise as it serves as an acronym for the key objective for partnering with us and taking your team away on a Travel Out There Off-Site. To RETAIN, ATTRACT and DEVELOP your most valuable asset, your people.
If we look deeper into the term Radical!
If something is considered very different from anything that has come before it, call it radical.
The noun, radical, comes from the Latin radix “root,” and in fact, radical and root are synonymous as technical terms in fields such as math and linguistics.
In more everyday language, a radical is someone who has very extreme views, so you could say that their views are different from the root up. Similarly, a radical flaw or change is a fundamental one whereas a radical design or idea is very new and innovative.
Strengthen & deepen your ‘Company’s Roots’!
Your team members are your best brand ambassadors and treating them well will ensure they are your ‘magnets’ to attract future talent. Showcasing and promoting this in the form of a retreat will work wonders to help attract and retain talent.
In the process of scaling a company, you will no doubt run into the problem of effectively communicating & maintaining your companies DNA / roots. Your purpose, Your WHY! We believe the culture of a company develops and is enhanced best outside the workplace! To create a connected culture you need to invest in creating and strengthening the bonds between its members.
Next week I will post an article about how we can help you create a video during your off-site that will serve as a great experiential HR tool to retain and attract your talent.
Thanks for reading and please do contact us if you would like to learn more about our RADical approach to Experiential HR!