Volunteering as a Team Strengthens Bonds and Creates a Sense of Community Among Employees
Participating in philanthropic events help to build relationships in the communities your company is established in. Whether you choose to have your team build and donate bikes to a local children’s charity during the holidays or collect school supplies for back-to-school, it is a great way to have an annual event that your employees can anticipate and be excited to participate in. Your team will have to collaborate and strategize to bring all of the pieces of the event together. These are all valuable skills that will translate back into the workplace while giving a sense of fulfillment and achievement your employees.
Many companies put together exciting charitable events that incorporate activities which will have your team working collaboratively while using outside-the-box strategies to overcome challenges. Getting out of the office to decorate shoes for a children’s home or helping build safe playgrounds can be a great way to achieve a positive connection between team members. These activities will instill a sense of fulfillment and achievement while they build the skills and relationships that will help them be successful in the work place.
As with all team building activities the end goal is for your employees to become more engaged with each other and learn how to use their skills collaboratively to achieve goals. Whichever team building event you decide is right for your company, know that volunteering with your employees can only build a strong team and stronger workplace.