Isn’t it a lovely feeling to brainstorm while sitting back in a cosy sofa chair, overlooking a beautiful landscape, which may otherwise test stress levels when in an office setting? In fact, the pressure is cut in half just by being away from the usual workplace. This is exactly why corporate houses are investing in MICE. Jnanesh Upponi of Fountainhead, a company that specialises in MICE says, “Team-building is one of the main activities conducted during a MICE outing. However, it is looked at as more of a reward for their [employees’] past performances, and also to boost their confidence and morale to perform better in the future.” In case of larger groups, such outings make it easier to engage in building on inter-department relations, thus improving communication in the long run.