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9/11 was tragic. Catastrophic. Calamitous. There is no denying that the horrifying memories of the day will remain with us for years to come. However, it would be naive to look past the valuable lessons the day can teach us. These could offer up a solution to many problems facing us today.
6 Ways to Celebrate Labor Day We are once more approaching the unofficial end of summer — Labor Day. Held on Sept. 6 this year, the holiday is always observed on the first Monday of the month in the United States as a celebration of the efforts and accomplishments of American workers.
In this episode of the TeamBonding Saves the World podcast, Mary Erlain, Author, International Speaker, and Founder of Peak Systems Strategies joins our host Rich Rinnisland to discuss the dynamics of having five generations in the workplace and how to navigate and embrace their differences and successes. To listen to this exciting conversation in full, click here.
One of the most significant advantages of hiring interns is the opportunity to select and develop your future talent. A survey from Bridge states employers have reported converting more than half of qualified interns into full-time hires.
This week’s song encourages listeners to live in harmony with one another and appreciate that we all come from different walks of life. “Get Along” by Kenny Chesney reminds us to recognize other’s stories and individual differences in order to live a more full life.
5 Tips for Calming Anxieties About Returning To Work After COVID-19 As the world slowly begins to contemplate returning to the office after these long and difficult 18 months defined by the COVID-19 pandemic, the reality is that it’s not quite so easy as just telling your staff to start commuting again. Between ongoing fears of new variants, minors still not able to receive the vaccine, and the subsequent social anxiety that results from being isolated for so long, many people will find it difficult to make the mental switch back to full-time office work.
How to Avoid “Languishing and Leaving” Keep employees engaged to avoid losing good people As we move into the second half of 2021, there is a dominant sense of “blah” permeating the workplace. If you (or your employees) are showing signs of this, you aren’t alone. Coined “languishing,” this sense of stagnation and joylessness is a direct result of the fatigue that set in around the pandemic — and then the push to bring people back into workplace environments that try to pretend nothing has changed. This is a recipe for disaster — one which is already playing out with companies reporting record numbers of resignations, as well as furloughed workers declining to return at all.
The general definition of “mindfulness” is “a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.” When it comes to the workplace — the place most of us spend the majority of our waking hours — mindfulness can bring a host of benefits. Scientific studies have proven that employees that practice mindfulness in the workplace experience everything from reduced stress to improved concentration.
Receiving your first bicycle as a birthday gift or even a Christmas gift is powerful memory that many of us hold dear. However, many children around the country have yet to experience this due to financial hardships. Now more than ever, many families have had to prioritize health and nutrition, and purchasing a bike has become an unattainable luxury.
The Toxic Work Environments episode of our TeamBonding podcast TeamBuilding Saves the World confronts the all too well-known topic of toxic workplaces, how to tell if you’re in one, and how to handle it. Rich Rininsland talks about increasingly toxic work environments with expert Nicole L. Turner, CEO of Nicole L. Turner Consulting and The Culture Pro™. Listen to the Toxic Work Environment podcast for Rich and Nicole’s conversation about navigating toxic work environments and making the best choices for your personal success.
Cities from across the country are preparing to gather for the Juneteenth celebration this upcoming weekend. The holiday that marks the official end of slavery has been celebrated since the 1800s. However, in recent years, given the widespread protests regarding equality and the rights of African Americans in the United States, there has been a renewed interest in celebrating Juneteenth.
In episode five of this season’s TeamBonding Saves the World podcast, Angela Lussier, CEO and founder of the Speaker Sisterhood, joins Rich Rinnisland to talk about why speak up culture is so important and the vitality of women speaking up and having a voice in the corporate world. To listen to the full conversation, the Speak Up Culture episode can be accessed here.
The 2018 Olympic Games are here! This international sporting event was founded in the name of unity and friendly competition among the nations of the world. Here at TeamBonding, we are firm believers that friendly competition is the thing good teams are made of! If you’re making the most of the Olympic buzz by having your own Office Olympics, we’re here to help you out! Not sure how to get started? Consider purchasing a DYI program from our store! Once you’ve got a game plan in place, we’ve got some tips and tricks for making sure your Office Olympics goes off without a hitch!
In this week’s episode of the “TeamBuilding Saves the World” podcast, special guest Christopher Schembra, bestselling author of Gratitude and Pasta: The Secret Sauce for Human Connection and the man behind “An Attitude of Gratitude” joins host Rich Rininsland for a frank discussion on how connections between team members can help — or hinder — productivity.
Flipping Assumptions: How you can have fun and learn about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through Improv
In this podcast, TeamBonding’s Rich Rininsland talks to Coonoor Behal, Founder and CEO of Mind Hatch, along with Greg Tindale and Eva Lewis, creators of an interview-based improv program called the White Privilege, Black Power Experience. The goal of the improv program is to help people discuss the sometimes difficult topics of diversity and empathy, and reveal how comedy — and improv in particular — can help break down some of those uncomfortable barriers to get real, meaningful conversations started.
This week’s podcast episode focuses on something that is near and dear to the team’s heart: hybrid events. With over 100 different live and hybrid events to choose from, we chatted with Stu Robertson, leader and creator of Team Up Events, to examine not only work-life balance but hybrid events as well. For many businesses, employee wellness remains a popular topic and can be achieved through a successful team-building event.
There’s no denying that for the last year, the world has been a very different place. Work from home went from a perk that few enjoyed, to a necessity in every company, of every size, in every industry. It has meant rethinking not just how to run a business, but how to foster and nurture the bonds between co-workers to create stronger teams ready to face whatever new challenges or changes each day might bring.
Administrative Professionals’ Day (also known as Administrative Assistant Day, Secretaries Day or Admin Day) is a day to highlight the important role of secretaries, assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support, which is observed in several countries.
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