"It’s hard to describe what it feels like to meet most of the people you work with, at once, for the first time; and discover that you not only have a virtual connection but a real one too.."
- Michael Grupp, CEO of BRYTER
BRYTER is a no-code service automation platform that enables business experts to create professional digital applications. Their success has led to rapid expansion, forcing them to grow their team to meet the increasing workload.
With over 150 employees now working remotely across the globe, they faced a growing problem: How could their team chemistry and company culture remain intact while expanding so quickly?
After all, this is a difficult enough problem for brick-and-mortar offices, let alone remote-first companies like BRYTER.
Finding the solution
When they reached out to us, we enlisted the help of Teresa, our in-house retreat planner, to help strengthen their team. With her experience organising company retreats, Teresa would coordinate the entire process from beginning to end, even appearing on-site to ensure everything ran flawlessly.
After calling and messaging with multiple members of their team, they settled on a company retreat to Ericeira, an endearing Portuguese fishing town located just one hour from Lisbon.
To drive home their objectives for this retreat, we coordinated an action-packed schedule filled with numerous activities, workshops, sports and celebrations, specifically designed to build trust between their employees.
The retreat took place at the end of September, the ideal time to host a group of over 150+ employees. We knew the majority of seasonal tourists return home during this period, allowing BRYTER to explore Ericeira without the crowds and bask in Portugal’s fair autumn climate.