During The Castle Group’s Spirit Week celebrating our 20th anniversary, we hosted a day-long workshop at our office in the Navy Yard as part of WriteBoston’s six-week summer program that engages students to improve their writing, build journalism skills and explore different parts of Boston.Read More
One of the most moving moments in our otherwise largely humorous, “Thing” competition came when Keri presented her fabric- and phrase-splotched megaphone.
Keri has been an integral part of our team for an amazing 17 YEARS—having led events for us around the world and around the corner. She has developed team members and client relationships and most of all, epitomizes Castle Culture. She is family.Read More
No, it isn’t the title of a scary movie. And no, it isn’t an unknown being that emerges from the swampy wetlands one cold night in October. (Though the thought of both produce far less anxiety than what the “Thing” actually is, particularly for a new employee like me).
So what is it then? Apparently the “Thing” is a holiday contest, one that dates back 20 years to the founding of The Castle Group, involving a random object that changes from year to year. Therefore to celebrate our 20th anniversary, Castle Spirit Week had to include an special edition of The “Thing”.Read More
During our Castle Spirit Week Wellness Day, we had the opportunity to sign up for a 10-minute chair massage from Melrose Massage. The benefits of massage therapy in the work environment are nothing new. Beginning in the 90’s, research revealed that incorporating massage therapy as a company benefit could reduce employee stress levels, and in turn decrease stress-related illnesses, minimize fatigue, and increase the productivity and alertness of employees—especially those who sit at a desk all day. Beyond the physical benefits, massage can boost employee morale and satisfaction in the workplace. At Castle we are lucky to have business owners who understand the ROI of just 10 minutes of each employee’s time. Not only did Spirit Week accomplish the task of celebrating 20 years as a company, small moments like the massage made us feel valued, and was a great reminder that success cannot happen without healthy and happy team members.Read More
If I get this promotion, I’ll be happier….If I meet Mr. Right, I’ll be happier….If I lose 15 pounds, I’ll be happier.
These are things that many of us tell ourselves on a fairly regular basis. We’re searching for happiness, and, in the process, are placing our happy hopes and dreams in the hands of others. The problem with this, according to Happier founder and CEO Nataly Kogan, is that true, lasting happiness comes from within.
Nataly spoke to the Castle team about happiness as part of our Spirit Week Wellness day and, since her presentation, I’ve been thinking about the coveted emotion in a new way.Read More
The superheroes of Castle kicked off our 20th Anniversary Spirit Week celebrations last week by enjoying superfoods, part of our health and wellness day. What is a “superfood?” The Oxford Dictionary definition states a superfood is “a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.” We were happy to try several things that tasted great – and delivered a nutritional punch.Read More
To commemorate Castle’s 20th anniversary on August 1, 2016, the Castle Culture Team created Spirit Week: a program blending fun, learning and bonding to recognize and reward the people who make our agency great every day—our team. Spirit Week focused on our agency’s latest corporate initiatives around wellness, team spirit, community service and celebration! Thinking…Read More