It seems like just yesterday you were grilling hot dogs at your Summer BBQ Kick Off and now you’re already scrambling to deck the halls for your company holiday party. Wondering how to keep the bah-humbug out of your holiday festivities this year? We guarantee you can’t find a grinch in sight at any of these holiday shindigs. Fa la-la la-la!
From August 1 - 14th, we are inviting families across Amador and Calaveras County to participate in a fun interactive Wildfire Preparedness Game. This game is free, open to the public, and designed for all ages! Winners will be eligible for awesome local prizes.
See why you should incorporate team building events into your overall business strategy this year to retain talent, develop creativity and more.
Sometimes playing in the sun is not always that fun. It can be a lot of work to convince your team to PLAY in the heat. Don’t worry, you don’t have to push your team event off until winter. We’ve got a handful of games that are a guaranteed good time, regardless of the summer weather outside.
It’s Wednesday at 2pm and you are bored. You glance at the rows of desks where your co-workers sit quietly transfixed on their glowing monitors, as if they are all being beckoned to “go to the light”. A spreadsheet gleams back at you from your own screen, the sexy allure of its many complex calculations has faded long ago. You start to shake with Facebook withdrawal, as it has been 40 minutes since you checked your last pithy post that has received only one like...from your mom.
According to Gallup, the average full-time worker spends 47 hours a week on the clock. So ponder this for a minute: If work isn’t a fun environment, that’s an awful lot of drudgery. Perhaps the grind explains the miserly 32.6 percent of employees who are engaged in their work.
In elementary school, we probably all had few teachers who said, “There’s no such thing as a dumb question.” And, as kids, every time we heard that line, there was a collective eye roll. But in spite of the inherent snarkiness of adolescence, the point was made: No one deserves to be ridiculed for being curious. It’s a good rule. And it’s one way that teachers create what’s known as psychological safety in their classrooms. The intent is to foster a space where students can feel confident that no one will embarrass, reject or punish them for speaking up.