The annual APR RETREAT is now a well-established company tradition, whereby staff of all 3 APR offices (Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad) get together at an offsite location towards the end of each calendar year, for 3 days of learning, sharing experiences and fun! The programme includes teambuilding activities, business sessions and competitions. Annual awards are also announced for various categories. The RETREAT gives Asiatics the eagerly looked forwarded to opportunity to unwind with their peers at a serene location. This year, instead of a location in Northern Pakistan like the previous 3 years, the chosen venue was a resort in a rural setting outside Karachi. And like in all RETREATS, one day was devoted to an edutainment visit to a nearby historical site (Makli Necropolis) and a nature site (Kheenjhar Lake).
A relevant theme is chosen for each RETREAT, with the theme for this year’s RETREAT being “Learn, Unlearn and Relearn”, to emphasize the need to be able to respond effectively to the rapidly evolving and fast-paced professional world we are all a part of. Sometimes, by taking a step back and re-evaluating the measures one is currently using, compared to how one could adopt better practices, can significantly impact overall performance. This is applicable both individually and collectively in an organization. APR priorities this, and is keen to ensure that all Asiatics understand that adhering to this dynamic style of working is essential for professional development.
The RETREAT was a great success, meticulously planned and organized as it was by Taskforce A, our internal event management team and enthusiastically participated in by all our people,