Fostering a Positive Work Environment

If you want to foster a positive work environment, you need to work at it—and at Castle, we do! From day one, Sandy and Wendy strived to do great work—and to create a really special place to work. Collaboration, teamwork and appreciation are not just buzzwords here. We live it every day. And the result is a productive yet fun place to work with employees who have a great attitude, an appreciation for the company, and a passion for all we do and stand for.

When Castle’s 20th anniversary was approaching, Sandy and Wendy directed our corporate culture team to create a series of internal initiatives to amplify our positive work environment to the next level. One of these initiatives became a week-long program to commemorate the milestone—Spirit Week. When Spirit Week was first announced, I had no idea what to expect—but my expectations were exceeded. The Castle culture team put together a fantastic agenda of activities that fostered an even deeper sense of camaraderie and positivity at the agency.

schooner-liberty-starSpirit Week was a fun, energetic and morale-boosting week that concluded with a company outing that made all of us feel truly appreciated. We closed the office early for some amazing swag shopping—each employee was given a pair of Ray-Ban® sunglasses and orange Havaianas® flip flops in our vibrant Castle orange. We were then launched from Pier 8 in the Charlestown Navy Yard for an afternoon of sailing around Boston Harbor on the Liberty Star.

It was so great to connect with colleagues in a relaxed environment. We enjoyed the breeze in our hair, a delicious lunch buffet, and a spectacular view of the Boston skyline. We learned more about each other both professionally and personally. We shared stories, discussed projects, and overall, just enjoyed each other’s company. It was a fantastic, gorgeous afternoon on Boston harbor—a perfect end way to keep Castle’s morale going strong!

A positive work environment is consistently ranked as one of the top factors for job satisfaction. Castle’s corporate culture initiatives are a great example of how Castle fosters good, trusting—and positive—relationships among colleagues.

Thank you Sandy and Wendy for always going above and beyond to keep our environment positive—and our spirits high!


The Castle Group, Senior Event Director, Callie Cleary
Written By: Callie Cleary


Outdoors of the Castle Group office