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Planning an Impactful Offsite

11 October 2023

Who plans company events? In our experience, while HR, People Managers, and small business owners certainly plan their fair share of events, the assistant is often the first employee contact. About 10% of our sales calls begin with executive or regular assistants.

When it comes to organizing company events, assistants often find themselves at the forefront of planning, and many times they have no experience in this field of work. While virtual team building and company happy hours have become commonplace, orchestrating a successful company or team offsite is a different ballgame.

In this week's blog, discover the key elements to maximize the value of offsites.

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Infusing Work with Play: How Gamification Shifts the Perspective of Work from Standard to Stimulating

27 September 2023

In this week's blog post, we have a special guest who contributed this article on the topic of gamifying the workplace. Last blog post we introduced you to our Yellow Camo Crew member Karmen Zabron. Karmen is a certified game master. She has taken her knowledge in the area of gaming and combined that with her unrelenting passion for people to become a workplace gamification expert. Karmen helps organizations create people-first cultures by infusing connection and gamification into traditional HR and Operational methodologies.

Keep reading to discover the five reasons you should utilize gamification techniques in your organization!

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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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The Power of Play: The Gap Between "Ha ha" and "Aha" is Small

30 August 2023

Cheat code: Play How You Work: If you have remote-only or hybrid teams, don't wait for in-person opportunities to have fun.

"For most people, creativity is a serious business. They forget the telling phrase 'the play of ideas' and think that they need to knuckle down and work more. Often, the reverse is true. They need to play." – Julia Cameron

Welcome to the latest edition of the Leading On Purpose newsletter. This week we will explore the transformative power of play in the workplace. Discover how incorporating play into your work culture can lead to innovation, stronger teams, enhanced personal connections, and improved well-being.

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Yellow Camo Crew: Introducing Dr. Troy Hall

16 August 2023

Troy Hall, Ph.D. needs no introduction but allow me to try. Readers of my Leading On Purpose newsletter will be familiar with him from the Cohesion Corner™ with Dr. Troy blurb included at the bottom of each of my newsletters.

Dr. Troy and On Purpose Adventures have a strategic alliance focused on ensuring leaders can take their teams from knowing what needs to be done to retraining leadership styles and building cultures of cohesion.

We have created hands-on, experiential activities from the proven principles in Dr. Troy’s bestselling book, Cohesion Culture: Proven Principles to Retain Your Top Talent.

Dr. Troy travels the globe speaking to organizations, training leaders and promoting his three books that you can learn more about on his website.

We asked and Dr. Troy answered some questions below to help our readers get to know more about Troy through his experiences, adventures, and purpose.

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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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Leading with ADHD

02 August 2023

Check out the article below written by On Purpose Adventures' own, Ben-Jamin Toy.

I was recently diagnosed with ADHD. Today, I want to share this part of my personal journey that has had a profound impact on my life. It's a topic close to my heart, and I believe it's essential to discuss mental health openly in our professional lives.

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder affects approximately 2.5% of adults and 8.4% of children. The National Institute of Mental Health explains that ADHD presents in adults with the following symptoms:

  • Inattention: Having difficulty paying attention
  • Hyperactivity: Having too much energy or moving and talking too much
  • Impulsivity: Acting without thinking or having difficulty with self-control

Can an individual be a good leader if they have ADHD?

My experience has shown me that leadership knows no bounds, and having ADHD does not define our potential.