The High Achievers team works sixty-hour weeks for 52 weeks of the year for a major marketing firm. The previous year was extremely stressful and hectic for the team members who have worked diligently to reach our respective department goals.
The High Achievers team exceeded our goals and subsequently helped increase our company corporate goal by 150%. As a reward for going above and beyond the corporation goals/expectations, the company rewarded The High Achievers with a bonus; an all expense paid trip to Cancun. The team of four employees who make up The High Achievers team is overwhelmed by the idea of the all expense paid vacation. The trip to Cancun must be taken during the company’s slow period, which is in the spring and each team member must be involved in the planning of the trip. The company’s goal in asking that all team members participate in the planning of the trip to Cancun is to foster and reward the team members for exemplary teamwork in exceeding the corporate goal.Order now
One of the company goals is to improve the morale in the work place as well as promote utilization of team efforts in meeting/exceeding goals. The Cancun trip is all-inclusive for the employees and our spouses, which includes air faire, lodging, meals, and excursions. The corporation has provided a total budget of $30,000 for the 10-day trip. The High Achievers have six months to plan the 10-day all expense paid trip, which they gladly take on.
One of team members highly recommends a travel agent, whom she is familiar and happy with. The team has decided the month of March would be convenient time for all involved. March in Cancun happens to be the peak season so the weather is not usually a factor. It also happens to be a favorite vacation spot for college age students on spring break. One of the risks involved is selecting a hotel that is not frequented by young adults. The favorite lodging area for the college students happens to be in the smaller hotels off the main street so many lodging options are available.
Reserving and confirming our flight and lodging accommodations early will reduce many risks associated with traveling. Also, making sure we purchase traveler’s insurance will encourage a stress-free vacation. The travelers insurance includes, lost luggage, medical coverage for illness, and will reimburse fees in the event someone has to cancel. Applying for a passport or certified copy of a birth certificate is required so early planning will be necessary. The application process usually takes approximately two-to-three weeks.
The excursions are numerous: there are water sports, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, dolphin encounter, parasailing, horseback riding, visiting the pyramids, museums, local markets and restaurants. Cancun offers a wide variety of land and sea activities for all ages. Making reservations early for the dolphin encounter is highly recommended, as this is a favorite pastime for most visitors. Exchanging currency is not necessary, however; it is wise to carry travelers’ checks or small denominations of cash. Banks in Cancun will exchange currency at the daily exchange rate. The following statement of work (SOW) has been created for our trip to Cancun, Mexico in March 2002.
The SOW will ensure our trip will be the finest trip anyone has ever taken. The planning techniques covered here are intended to smooth the path from idea to accomplishment. It is a complicated process to manage a project, and plans act as a map of this process. The following map has sufficient detail to determine what we must do to maximize our trip. It provides a list of tasks that need to be accomplished no later than one week prior to departure.
The list is extensive and will require attention to detail by every team member to be completed by our deadline. 1. Determine trip dates – Christina the Project Manager2. Identify “Transportation requirements” – Carmenb)Arrange for hotels and all ground transportation with insurance3.Confirm Immunizations needed and financial requirements – Lewisa)Confirm passports are required and if required scheduledb) Determine financial requirements – Travelers checks versus cashc)Immunizations needed to visit Cancun4.Obtain entertainment schedules and excursions available – Christinaa)Contact the Cancun tourist center for all entertainment options5.Issues involving every team membera)Personal items to bring – clothes and .