We have worked in the incentive industry for many years. But until we organised our own company incentive this year - 20 years of Body and Soul was worth a little party - all of a sudden it really brought home to me just how great a company incentive really is.
As we left the Cape Town airport, making jokes about Lena's computer called The Predator, which traveled all throughout Africa with us and was almost bigger than Lena herself, this great adventure started.
It was simply amazing to have the chance to spend time together when it wasn't just about business, but about talking, having fun together, exchanging ideas.
I do realise, we are blessed with an exception team made up of genuinely nice people, so we had a head start. But when it ended and we all parted with tears in our eyes because it had been such a wonderful experience, I realised how important and valubale a company incentive really is.