Team building exercises are common among workplaces. The purpose is to help increase team performance, motivation, networking, collaboration skills, and communication. It can be a very useful tool! Since the weather is warming up, you and your co-workers may be starting to catch a bit of spring fever. This is a great opportunity to spend some time out of the office and work on team building skills.Rock ClimbingIf your team is up for a real challenge, rock climbing has recently gained popularity as a team-building exercise. Not only will rock climbing excite your employees more than doing trust falls in the parking lot, but it is a fantastic way to get the blood pumping. A team that sweats together, stays together! Because there is a challenge involved, you can expect to see confidence levels increase when the team overcomes that challenge. Rock climbing takes a lot of trust, so if one of your goals is ...
“An office can operate without a boss for a day, but not without a receptionist.” March 2nd is Employee Appreciation Day; a day to recognize and celebrate employees.On average, Americans spend over 100 hours commuting to work a year. That is much more time than they spend on vacation! Whether it is teaching our children, building our houses, or taking important calls for an office, besides the customers, employees keep a business afloat. Employee Appreciation Day was created in 1995 as a response to Boss’s Appreciation Day and is always on the first Friday of every March.While a bonus check is always appreciated, it goes just as fast as it comes. Showing your employees you really appreciate them for their hard work is the best motivator. Friday is the perfect day for an after-work get together, or an afternoon off, if you are able. Take your employees out to lunch or have a potluck celebration ri...
Entrepreneurs are fascinating people. Whether they are owners of a small business or a large industry, entrepreneurs have certain characteristics in common that help their business succeed.VisionEntrepreneurs have a vision for something great. Most entrepreneurs previously worked for companies and though perhaps loving the line of work, thought of different ways and methods to accomplish tasks and build success. An entrepreneur is someone who thinks beyond the task at hand and constantly feeds their vision of a wonderful business. Great vision is important for an entrepreneur because it is the root and ground work of any company. Whenever the company goes through rough times it will be the initial vision that carries everything through.ConnectionsSince an entrepreneur wears many hats it is important to develop good connections with other business owners. Connections help not only when fundraising but a...
Here is a revolutionary idea… Put Williamsburg, Virginia on your autumn travel bucket list! Located in the Hampton Roads area, Williamsburg is a gem among eastern cities, offering tourists a plethora of beautiful, exciting, and delicious opportunities. Visitors can admire the changing leaves while strolling down a cobblestone road, shoot an 18th century musket, or try some homemade stew while enjoying a unique Colonial dining experience; there is no shortage of activities, (or charm!), in this historic city! Perfect for a weekend getaway or a full day trip, Williamsburg has something enticing to offer anyone planning to travel in Virginia this fall.History truly comes alive in Williamsburg, making this city one of the top destinations for US-Colonial-era enthusiasts. Founded in 1638 and the Virginia Colony capital from 1699-1780, Colonial Williamsburg is a rich hub of history, where every aged buildi...
Floratourism is the act of traveling to natural and
beautiful sites to reconnect with nature and experience the great outdoors. It
is a relaxing, renewing pastime and young people are beginning to take part in
droves, driven by a world that is more technologically connected – and more disconnected
from nature – than ever before. All across the country, millennials are packing
their bags and frequenting national parks, scenic vistas, and hiking trails.
But why and how has this trend developed, and what does it mean for our society?Back in 2015, Stephen Oakey of Human Spaces pointed
out that “younger generations are less inclined to travel to stereotypical tourist
destinations and are more intrigued by remote destinations full of culture and
natural beauty.” Another term for this is biophilia, or “the extent to which
humans are hard-wired to need connection with nature and other forms of l...