I agree with the article (see excerpts and link below): This has to be done ‘organically’ or as part of work.
“I think that if an organization needs a company retreat to rebuild morale or excitement, there is something fundamentally wrong with the organization. ” Read the article here
In any case, you can’t get creative or communicative in a crowd.
For ‘organic’ transformation consider our programs Learning Leadership at http://www.learning-leadership.com (completely web based learning and coaching) and the Lead to Regenerate Program Book http://www.learning-leadership.com/blog/lead-to-regenerate/ ( self learning program book).