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25+ Great Themes for a Great Retreat

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A thoughtful and well-developed retreat theme can be a great inspiration in helping people connect to what they have learned at your retreat. This connection strengthens the effect of the retreat and can create long-term spiritual growth and continued practice. Whether you are planning a spiritual Men’s Retreat, Women’s Retreat, or Youth Retreat with your church, a Family…

Choosing a Corporate Teambuilding Event

Teambuilding is like a sandwich – lots of options without a clear definition for its content (Ham? Reuben? Bologna?).  Sandwiches are also delicious; though that’s beside the point of this post.   Choosing a corporate teambuilding event begins by understanding the intended outcome of events.  The intended outcome should be the starting point of any event…

Employee Wellness 101: Defining and Integrating the Buzzword

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Google is a worldwide name: founded in 1998, the company has become one of the most profitable and fastest growing search engines in the world.  Google has also held the #1 slot in Fortune’s “Best Places to Work” eight of the last eleven years. How does Google accomplish these two noteworthy titles?  This company titan…

How to Select Proper Team Building Activities

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When it comes to improving workplace dynamics, most managers, corporate event planners and employees aren’t exactly sure where to start. Some think engaging in team bonding exercises is the solution. Others believe team building activities are a more prudent course of action. In fact, the differences between team bonding and team building are often overlooked….

Top Team Bonding Activities For CoWorkers and Employees

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The average contemporary office is made up of individuals with diverse backgrounds, abilities and interests. Oftentimes, the abundance of work and separation of duties prevents employees from developing meaningful relationships with one another. If you own or manage a business, do your staff a favor by devoting some time to team bonding activities. Community Service…

Reinforcing Relationships With Corporate Team Building Events

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In this fast-paced world where it seems impossible to go anywhere without seeing others talking or texting on some high-tech gadget, being so “connected” almost feels like a “disconnect” from building collaborative, authentic, real-world relationships. Here’s how corporate team building events can reinforce your relationships and make them stronger than ever: Put the Trust Back in…

The Benefits of a Corporate Teambuilding Event

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Every employer knows the importance of having a team that is innovative, creative, and united in their goals. To achieve the ambitions and dreams of the company, everyone in the business must have a clear understanding of the company’s vision, as well as the values that the company is built upon. It is necessary from…

How to Deflate Your Team’s Morale with a Bad Team Building Activity

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Is your team working together just a little too well lately?  Looking for a way to take things down a notch? Consider these horror stories of office team building activities gone wrong: A slam book for grown-ups: “During a previous job, I worked in a team that was having trouble getting along, so they brought in…

Build Your Team, Build Your Business

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The team at Bolt Insurance put together this great infographic on the importance of building your team as a strategy for building your business.  Interested in kick-starting your own team building efforts? Check out the Refreshing Mountain website for our team building event options.  We work with you to create an event that is fun and engaging and can…

Do Corporate Team Building Events Work?

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What is a Team Building Event? According to Wikipedia (the ultimate source of information about anything these days) “Team building refers to a wide range of activities, presented to businesses, schools, sports teams, religious or nonprofit organizations designed for improving team performance. Team building is pursued via a variety of practices, and can range from…