More and more thrill seekers are getting into the zipline craze, flying high over forests, zoos and parks around the country. Touted for the adrenaline rush, this outdoor adventure experience has also proven to be a valuable team-building experience for Image Gallery in Dublin, OH.
Two years ago, Owner Lonni Thompson took her employees ziplining, a first for everyone on staff. “We encouraged each other—some of us were scared of heights—so as we walked across ‘sky bridges,’ we talked and laughed away our fears,” recalls Office Manager Lisa Damron. Even the hour drive to the zipline course was a chance to grow closer. “We squeezed into one car and drove down together,” says Damron. “We talked, laughed and shared stories along the way, as well as our excitement about the adventure ahead.”
Thompson also holds events to recognize a job well done. For instance, when the staff completed...
I have owned Image Gallery for 35 years. I am a CDT, sustainable AACD member, and Seattle Study Club Member. Currently I am President of Ohio Dental Laboratory Association. I love this field and am very involved.
Overall, laboratory owners' sentiments on the topic of offshoring are still split; 55%, up from 31% in 2005, feel it's un-American and unfair to their employees, and another 30% say it's just part of the globalization of our economy.
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