Employees working for companies whose teams remain remote, miss socializing with their colleagues in person. From having a chat on your coffee break, to training days and team building events, 73% of those working from home feel the loss of not seeing their teammates on a more regular basis. Plus, according to a Gallup poll, disengaged workers cost the US economy $450–500 billion annually.

There are numerous reasons why team offsites help resolve this issue. Not only do they provide companies with valuable time for collaboration and connection, it’s also a great time for everyone to welcome new employees whilst also celebrating long-standing members. But, instead of bombarding you with an endless list of all the positive impacts of an offsite, we’ve summarised the five key advantages for you below.