Philanthropy and Team Building
Since 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:
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.
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?
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.