Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
They wrapped it all up with Tennessee T-Cakes and Goo Goo Clusters. YUM!
Nashville, you did a good job! Definitely memorable!
Can't wait to see your new convention center and HQ hotel!
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Announcing the Launch of PFB on May 12, 2009, at Tom Moore's Tavern in Hamilton Parish. Implementing Event Marketing techniques, PFB will introduce how Event Marketing impacts event design and communications! Our introduction will feature an interactive menu, innovative cockatails and amazing entertainment--hold on! Planning Factory Bermuda is going to be the latest hurricane to hit Bermuda!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I love our post about the office and depression. I mean, really, when people hate where they work, it's a challenge just to be human! Forget being a team, man; it can't happen! Isn't this where you spend like a gazillion hours a day??? Why would you work in a place you hate?
I read this some where and it really made an impact: 'People don't leave their jobs--they leave their supervisors.' That's a WOW moment, huh?
Here's another: 'do what you love and the money will come. . .'
That's a wrap from Cher
Try Montirius Le Cadet, blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 20% Cinsault from Southern Rhone; Les Heretiques, made from Carighan grapes from the Languedoe Region of France; and finally, Domaine de Fenouilet, Marcelan--the main grape in this wine; less structured. Drink up!
Or as we Americans might say, "that's a lot of wine for 9 bucks!"
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Poor team spirit at the workplace may do more than drag down morale, it can make people depressed, according to the findings of a new study published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
"As Occupational Health in Turku told Reuters Health via e-mail.are a major cause of work disability and account for a considerable proportion of the , more attention should be paid to psychosocial factors at work," lead author Dr. Marjo Sinokki of the Finnish Institute of
While investigators have studied how social support and autonomy on the job, as well as job security, affect people's mental and physical health, less is known about how team interaction influences health, Sinokki and her colleagues point out.
To investigate, they looked at "team climate," or the way that people feel about the quality of communication in their work environment, in a nationally representative sample of 3,347 Finnish workers 30 to 64 years old.
People were asked on a five-point scale ranging from "I fully agree" to "I fully disagree" about four possible descriptions for their workplace: "Encouraging and supportive of new ideas," "Prejudiced and conservative," "Nice and easy," and "Quarrelsome and disagreeing."
The World Health Organization (WHO) Composite International Diagnostic Interview was used to assess the subjects' mental health and criteria from the Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of (DSM-IV) were used to diagnosis mental disorders.
The study participants were then divided into three groups based on their test results.
People with a poor work climate, who felt it was highly prejudiced and quarrelsome, were 61 percent more likely to be depressed, the researchers found. These workers were also at greater risk of anxiety. However, once the investigators accounted for how much control people had over their work and the nature of their job demands, this relationship disappeared.
This part of the study couldn't determine whether a bad work environment caused depression or whether depressed people perceived their workplace in a more negative way.
A second part of the study correlated team climate ratings with antidepressant use over the next 3 years. The researchers found subjects with the worst work environment were 53 percent more likely to purchase these drugs.
This provides evidence that a disagreeable work environment can cause depression, Sinokki noted, but she also said more research to examine depression and work environment over time is needed to clarify the relationship.
An unpleasantat work could influence depression risk by increasing job stress, which could in turn affect factors like smoking, alcohol use, or exercise, the researcher noted.
SOURCE: Occupational and Environmental Medicine, published online April 9, 2009.
-- I think that this begs the reverse question: Does a pleasent social environment at work make you happier? I know it makes Kate breakout in Tourettes-like song! :P
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Monday, April 13, 2009
Harry Kalas called Phillies games for nearly 40 years spanning the entire era of Veterans Stadium and the opening of Citizens Bank Park. He started announcing Phillies games in 1971. Fittingly the final game he announced was a win Sunday in Colorado.
He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002 as the recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
- First of all, congrats to Liz & Kate for having their CMP applications accepted. That's 1/2 the battle... now you just need to study like crazy in preparation for the July 11, 2009 exam!
- We attended the ISES FRESH! event in Philadelphia a few weeks ago, take a look at some of the photos below:
Here's Kate, Liz & Dana posing as Lasertag Rockstars!
PFI has decided that Rockband is the absolute best!!! I feel like this is going to be the entertainment for this year's annual holiday party!!! Cher's rocking out on bass, Susan on the drums, Liz is strumming the guitar and Kate's with her favorite item ever, a microphone.
Here's a shot of Liz, after being "attacked" by a strolling robot. It was pretty funny, we had to include it!
- PFI partnered with the Hotel DuPont to handle the decor for their monthly FAM. Take a look at a few of the photos below:
Beautiful after dinner/show lounge!
Another great shot!
And here's our little Danala posing as our "living table" at the after-party.
More photos to share soon...