As a company leader, you may already recognize the benefits of team building events. Your team members build trust and communication with each other. They learn new skills and sharpen existing ones. They become reinvested in the company and find new purpose in their roles.
But are you truly harnessing these benefits through team building, or are your employees simply going through the motions because you’ve asked them to?
Guaranteeing Success in Holiday Team Building Activities
Telling your group members about why you’re doing team building activities isn’t always enough to earn their buy-in. Depending on the role of each person in your group, they may not see first-hand how team building benefits the company as a whole.
However, when you can deliver tangible, visible benefits, your team is better able to gauge how their efforts contributed to the larger picture.
That’s why charity team building events during the holidays have proven so successful for many companies. In the midst of the season of giving, many folks are actively looking for ways to give back to the community. They understand the importance of lending a helping hand to those less fortunate in your own community, and e eager to see how their contributions bring hope and joy to others.
In doing this, your group is no longer going through the motions, but instead working toward a cause. They’re motivated to achieve a clear end goal. They know exactly what to expect from their efforts. Whether your team is building bicycles or stuffed animals for United Way or collecting pantry items for the local food bank, they understand their actions are accomplishing a purpose.
It’s the personal conviction within each team member that will make your team building activity successful.
Set Your Team Up for Success for the New Year
Helping those in your community have a happier holiday season also benefits your team by showing them their efforts truly make a difference. They know exactly how their role contributes to a larger cause, and they can feel good about the work they do.
As an added bonus, this same mentality can be applied to their daily work responsibilities.
It’s not too late to plan a charity team building activity for the holidays. Contact us today to discuss how you can prepare your team for a profitable, prosperous new year.