"Why we take the team to work from the countryside once a quarter"
It's a tradition for us to make an attempt to work from the countryside once a quarter.
Why do we do this? While cities are great, it is also important to get out. We have found that getting into the countryside for a whole week results in us getting more done as a team. We have no commute, it's quieter and we can't run away from any difficult questions we have to ask ourselves.
It's also great for exercising and this can be done directly after an intense work session.
A coliving environment also means that people can really get to know one another and it opens a space to talk about difficult work issues.
I really recommend it for your team, as only good things come out of it.