Companies of all shapes and sizes plan kickoff meetings to launch a new year. Each of their objectives are different, but one thing that aligns them all—they want to start their year off strong. In these meetings, companies will bring a subset of a company or a whole company into a single location—preferably offsite, but it does not have to be—for up to 2 full days. Generally, the kickoff leader will welcome the team to a new year, reflect on the previous, and look forward to the next. While this meeting may see simple, it can actually be a complex & dynamic process of development, iteration, input, interview & planning. Getting the leadership team, the employees and/or board members aligned heading into the new year is an important initiative, and should not be taken lightly.