On the television and in the newspapers, gloomy financial news piles up day after day. Companies both large and small are struggling. You see news like…the stock market is crashing, banks are failing, mortgage companies are failing, the housing meltdown, and unemployment is skyrocketing. If it wasn’t for the bad news, there'd be no news at all. One thing that all these recurring news stories do is cause a large amount of stress. This stress is both emotionally and physically devastating and has a significant workplace impact. When a body is under stress, the endocrine system releases high levels of cortisol and adrenaline which inhibit a person’s access to their creativity. However, uncertain economic times demand the highest levels of creativity. You need more from your staff, not less. Your company needs new ways to increase productivity, enhance your services and get new business. You can’t do this in “fight or flight” mode. In 2009 your company will either thrive, survive or die. We can help yours be one of the few that choose to thrive. At this key turning point in the economic cycle you may be unsure about how to boost morale and motivate your staff. You may be seeing a lack of communication among your employees or tendency to only focus on the negative. Critical Pathfinders provides solutions to help keep your employees engaged, motivated and productive. In response to the changing need of our clients, we have developed new and exciting programs that are sure to move your company forward this year. Leveraging the Power of Crisis - Your organization can thrive during a crisis because crisis reduces the resistance to both personal and organizational change. The organizations that will thrive are the ones that seize the opportunity NOW to change their focus, seeking solutions that lie beyond "the way things have always been done". Click for more information VolunTeamBuilding - VolunTeamBuilding is a program in which your team gets all the benefits of a team building program while also making a difference in the lives of others. VolunTeamBuilding challenges your team skills, reminds employees how it feels to be of service and how to do more with less. It is also a lesson in self-reflection and remembering what life is about and how working together in a positive way can make a difference in the world. Our VolunTeamBuilding programs can be added on to our scavenger hunt programs or done on their own. Learn more Now more than ever, powerful decisions need to be made on how to get the most performance from your people. The current economy is placing new challenges for everyone. Allow your team to get off to a powerful start in 2009 and be one of the few that thrive this year!