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Yellow Camo Crew: Introducing Karmen Zabron

13 September 2023

Gamification expert and change maker, Karmen Zabron, is an excellent member of our #YellowCamoCrew team!

Simply put, Karmen Zabron has a "Big L" Love for people, workplace cultures, and all things nerdy and fun. She has over 20 years of experience in the people business, having served in HR, Leadership, Sales, and Coaching & Development roles during her career, and has been instrumental in developing and implementing strategies to create positive, productive (and fun!) work environments over several different industries. She's not just passionate about People & Culture, she's an absolute geek about it (who can still be fun at parties). She's a non-traditional HR Thought Leader with experience working in a variety of HR disciplines, including talent acquisition and development, performance management, engagement, retention, and global employee relations.

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Unlocking the Power of Hybrid Team Building

16 August 2023

The contemporary corporate landscape is in a state of metamorphosis, as the boundaries between traditional office settings and remote work environments blur, presenting a unique set of challenges and opportunities for effective teamwork. In this era of fluid collaboration, the concept of team building has evolved beyond its conventional boundaries, demanding innovative solutions that transcend geographical limitations. Enter On Purpose Adventure's Team Building – a trailblazer in harnessing the potential of hybrid team building. This approach, tailored to bridge the gap between remote and in-person team members, goes beyond the conventional notion of team bonding, weaving a rich tapestry of advantages that resonate deeply within today's corporate realm. Delve into five distinct benefits that underscore the transformative impact of hybrid team building in cultivating a cohesive, engaged, and highly productive workforce.

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Nature's Classroom: Discovering the Lessons of Teamwork through Kayaking in Shem Creek, Charleston

04 August 2023

In a world dominated by screens and technology, there is something truly magical about reconnecting with nature. One place where this magical connection can be experienced is Shem Creek in Charleston, South Carolina. This picturesque waterway, known for its abundant wildlife and stunning views, offers the perfect setting for a kayaking adventure that combines adventure, serenity, and teamwork. At On Purpose Adventures, we organize this unique outdoor activity which provides individuals with the opportunity to step outside their comfort zones and discover the profound lessons that nature can teach us about effective teamwork and collaboration.

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Unlocking the Power of Introverts

17 July 2023

In today's diverse and dynamic workplace, teams comprise individuals with varying personalities and work styles. While these differences can pose challenges to team cohesion, it is essential to recognize and value the unique contributions of introverts. By leveraging team building activities, we can create an environment that allows introverts to have their voices heard and maximizes their potential within the team. In this article, we will explore the benefits of team building for introverts and provide strategies for maximizing their participation and engagement.

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Team Building, Bonding & Entertainment in Kayaks

10 May 2023

Many organizations have done the same things over and over while expecting different results. This applies to team building & bonding as well.

They gather the team together then do trust falls. Or they leave the office for a 2 hour ropes course excursion. Or they take the team bowling one afternoon.

Then leaders are surprised when the teams aren't magically communicating and working cohesively the next day.

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Dynamic Change as a Strategy for Success

26 April 2023

Is your organization willing to change?

Many leaders stand by the most dangerous phrase in business: "This is how it's always been done." They have this stale mindset that just because something has worked in the past, the business never has to change.

The "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mindset shows leaders who are only thinking about the day to day. They can't get outside this mindset to see the big picture and imagine the great heights their business could reach through dynamic change.

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The Power of Positive Thinking: How to Cultivate a Growth Mindset and Achieve Your Goals

12 April 2023

Our thoughts shape our reality. If we think positively, we are more likely to attract positive outcomes. The same is true with the opposite of attracting negative outcomes. This is the power of positive thinking.

Positive thinking can help us cultivate a growth mindset, which can help us achieve our goals.

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Don't Force Boring Team Building/Bonding on Your Employees, Do This Instead

29 March 2023

When you first built your company’s business model, you likely spent hours, days, or weeks imagining every detail. You probably envisioned your product and purpose, your audience and clientele, a state-of-the-art office space, and top talent knocking down the doors to become part of your team.

But did your vision include a plan for keeping that talent engaged, productive, and dedicated to your mission?

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Don't Waste Time on Unproductive Business Events, Do This Instead

15 March 2023

It can be difficult to decide what events are worth attending. You want to learn, network, and have a good time. You need to get your money's worth. Your time is valuable and you don't want to waste it on unproductive events.

Be INTENTIONAL with the events you attend.

Do your research. Determine your goals. Create a budget for business outings. Ask about who else is attending. Check out the event website to discover who is speaking, what breakout sessions will be available and how you can learn from the material being presented.

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Gamification in the Workplace: How to Make Learning Fun and Effective

01 March 2023

Do your employees enjoy sitting through hours of online training? Do they leap for joy over boring 'team building' that takes place in the 'boredroom'?

Give gamified training and learning a chance!

Gamified training is a type of interactive learning that uses game-based elements, ie points, challenges, leaderboards, etc., to motivate employees to acquire knowledge and skills related to business operations and processes.