The Philanthropic Approach to Team Building

The Philanthropic Approach to Team Building

If you take the philanthropic approach to team building events, programs, and sessions are one of the most helpful ways to help your corporate and company team better communicate for effective company success and achievement. Typically, team building training programs last anywhere from a couple hours to weeks, and gather your employees together in teams to cooperate in situational games, tasks, and activities. These activities teach them to better interact and value each other’s talents, experience, and role in your company’s goals.

Philanthropy and Team Building

The Philanthropic Approach to Team BuildingSince the introduction of corporate team building training programs and sessions, the focus was always exclusively for the purpose of building better relationships and communication within amongst staff. Employees would walk away with a clearer, more positive outlook on their part in the company team as well as how their actions contributed towards the short and long term objectives of their company. Since the conception of team building programs, a new aspect has been added to the overall mission of team building events: philanthropy.

Corporate team building training is now enhanced by tasks, activities, and games that help better society’s goals. For example, one of the tasks of a corporate team building program may be cleaning up an urban playground so neighborhood children have a safe, clean place to play. Another philanthropic project may be to help a nonprofit build a home for a homeless family. When a nonprofit and a corporate team building company get together to boost company morale as well as help society, this is what is called a philanthropic team building endeavor; and definitely an option to consider if you thinking of enrolling your staff in a team building event. Here’s why:

Builds Togetherness

One of the most important reasons to consider philanthropic teambuilding training for your company is that through its tasks and activities, it builds relationships and a sense of togetherness. Each task or activity calls upon your employees as a team made up of valued team members. This not only boosts confidence and solidarity, but by adding philanthropy to it, your employees will be furthered bonded by feeling like they did something good for society-together.

Helps Society

Of course, one of the best reasons to enroll your staff in a philanthropic team building training event is that it helps out a nonprofit with volunteered time and task. Volunteer work at all nonprofits are in great demand and helping out for just a couple hours or more, does your part and helps remind your staff and you of their connection to their world. Moreover, if you are planning on teaching your staff team building training anyway, why not kill two birds with one stone, and involve them in something that benefits not just them but others as well?

Inspires Vision

Lastly, choosing a nonprofit team building training event inspires employee vision both as individuals as also as a team. Doing something good for humanity and its environment not only helps out in the short term of the nonprofit, but also reminds each employee what is really important in life. It reminds them of their ideals and vision and creativity, and challenges them to go after previously-held goals with your company.


About The Author

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Rob Jackson

Rob has been a speaker and trainer for over 20 years specializing in public speaking, personality profiles, sales training, management, and team building. As a former corporate executive, he brings a solid blend of theory and practice to help people connect and communicate. He is a member of the National Speaker’s Association and has served as President and Chairman on several Executive Leadership boards. In addition to being a Certified DiSC Trainer, Rob has logged hundreds of instructional classroom hours. Rob is one of the most requested trainers for repeat business because his engaging style of storytelling and humor captivates an audience and moves them to action.

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