Not retreat as in giving up, but retreating together to re-group. Sometimes it is necessary for the company or a department within a company to take a couple days away from the office and just get back to basics. Why: maybe there is a new manager, re-structure of the department or company as a whole, key players possibility retired or there are some personality clashes. It’s great to get away, air out the dirty laundry and then come together with a clear, clean vision and rally the troops to get ahead of the curve. Regardless of it being a day, a weekend, or a week – lots can be accomplished in this scenario and building up the department as a comrade situation helps your team to really focus on the big picture when they get back into the office.