Cathy recently joined her husband, Rogge Dunn, and the entire Rogge Dunn Group office with around 40 employees on a four-day trip to Cancún, Mexico. This trip acted as a way to fight COVID-19 burnout, improve morale, and reward hard work. The firm regularly takes trips like this every four to five years and their benefit goes beyond some much needed relaxation. Not only was this a trip for the Rogge Dunn Group employees, but each employee was given a plus-one as well!
Dunn has seen the impact of these trips in the past and says they improve morale and provide incentive for everyone to work toward growing the business. For many of the employees. staying at the Nizuc resort in Cancún wouldn’t normally be affordable.
“The staff are the ones that got the suites with the infinity pools, and the lawyers just got regular rooms,” Dunn says. “I do it partly to honor the staff and provide something to them that they wouldn’t otherwise get.”
Dunn recommends more business owners try this strategy to improve overall team morale.
“I would encourage all business owners to try it. I can vouch for 25-plus years now that I’ve been doing it,” Dunn says. “I can see a marked difference in morale and the building of team spirit. There’s no doubt in my mind it works.”