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Pumpkin Carving The Perfect Program for Fall

BY CINDY CREAN

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The Beauty of Working with Cardboard

BY CINDY CREAN

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We love when groups want to work with cardboard.  It really is about “Thinking About the Box.”   The beauty of working with cardboard is it is great for experimenting, innovating, problem-solving, prototyping, collaborating, creating, inspiring, and so much more.  Check out our programs that include cardboard:  Row Your Boat Regatta , The Giant Book Project, and Shore to Shore Bridge Build.  We have many more creative cardboard programs that aren’t on our website – please call us if you would like to know more.  Let’s get your team building something incredible, out of cardboard!

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The Significance of Stress At Work And Some Ways to Circumvent It

BY CINDY CREAN

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Proof That Positive Work Cultures are More Productive 

This succinct article by Harvard Business Review provides some very telling information about the impact of stress on work life. One of the most striking among the facts revealed is a study done by The American Psychological Association estimates that more than $500 billion is siphoned off from the U.S. economy because of workplace stress, and 550 million workdays are lost each year due to stress on the job. The article recommends the following strategies to avoid stress: foster social connections, go out of your way to help, show empathy and encourage others to talk to you. True North Team Building offers plenty of programs to combat stress and to reinforce your company’s values. Further, any of our Play team events do a great job of loosening the stress-causing psychological grip of technology over your employees.

 

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The Chalk Art by Peter Han & The Surprisingly Valuable Work Ethic Behind It

BY CINDY CREAN

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Peter Han Chalk Art

SnowGlobe Studios’ short film, “Pardon My Dust: The Chalk Art of Peter Han” speaks volumes on the creative potential behind two things: not being afraid to let go and taking the ‘biggest strokes’ first. Han teaches students to practice drawing on the impermanent medium of the chalkboard to avoid attachment/excessive self-praise. He also says that it can be limiting to fixate on the details initially; you should instead get the biggest concepts down first and work backwards from there. These ideas are easily applicable to the workplace and are endlessly fruitful for self-improvement. True North Team Building offers many programs that help instill these values.