Being able to work together as a team is one of the biggest assets that you can have in the workplace. Volunteering as a team takes teamwork to a whole new level.
Monday, January 19th is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and in our office, we all have Corporate Social Responsibility on our minds. Why? Because Dr. King once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'” This day incites Americans to think about giving back and serving others, and it’s a great time for companies to take initiative in organizing community service events for employees.
The benefits of team volunteering are practically endless. Not only are you helping others, but you’re helping yourself improve as a person. Giving back gives you the opportunity to help make change in a community and work towards something great while also empowering your own self-worth.
Open up the conversation with your boss and work and see what you can do on MLK Day this year to give back to the community. Need some help to back up your case? Among countless other reasons why it’s important to give back, here are the 3 biggest benefits of team volunteering.
1. You’ll gain a huge sense of achievement as a group.
You’ve bonded with your coworkers over drinks or at parties, but have you ever bonded over working towards a goal together? Team volunteering allows members of your group to work together in ways that they may never have expected to be able to. Sure, you may work together in the office, but have you ever worked together cooking food to serve at a homeless shelter or building bikes to donate to children who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford one? This type of bonding is unlike other team building that you’ve done before – you’ll grow together as a group and on a personal level, you’ll gain self esteem and self worth.
2. You’ll work towards your company’s policy for Corporate Social Responsibility.
Odds are, your company has a policy or a quota for yearly Corporate Social Responsibility actions. Employee engagement surrounding CSR is on the rise, and there are so many different ways that your company can devote time to a cause while making it into a bonding event as well. CSR not only evokes the great feeling you get from volunteering and spreading love to others, but it also sets a high standard for your company.
3. You’ll partake in something memorable that couldn’t be done by sitting in a conference room.
What a great reason to get up from your desk and get out of the office! By planning a service day, you and your team could have the opportunity to take a day outside of the office helping others and creating memorable experiences together. You think your best memories at work were times that you sat around the office with coworkers going out your daily routines? Probably not. You’ll have the chance to network and meet new people in your company in the process, too.
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this upcoming Monday, do your duty to society and take part in a day of service. Can’t do it this Monday? Well, the good news is, there’s never a wrong time to give back!
Do you have a cause that you or your company is passionate about? We may be able to help. We offer different charity team volunteering events that can help your company give back to an organization revolving around something you feel passionate about. We help out kids in need, animals, veterans, disabled individuals and more.
What happens when you find yourself, and your employees in a work rut? Don’t worry, it’s pretty common. That’s why TeamBonding is here! When you don’t have anything new, inspiring, or challenging happening in the workplace, you may find you and your employees in a work rut. Let’s talk about these 4 tips for getting out of a rut at work!
Imagine if you will, that it’s 2006 again. The housing bubble has just burst, and the US economy is teetering on the brink of what will end up being the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression. People are scared for the futures of their companies, and are cutting corners at every possible turn. No one is very eager to spend money on team building.
At TeamBonding we love having the chance to help our clients give back and helping their communities. It’s even better when we can help companies focus on their corporate social responsibilities and actually have an impact instead of creating vague initiatives. Part of the fun for us is coming up with new ideas and creating new programs to continue giving back. We have a variety of programs from our Charity Bike Build and Team Teddy Rescue Bear programs, Operation Military Care to provide care packages to our troops, all the way to Paws for a Cause where you make dog beds, pull toys, or cat scratchers for animals in shelters – among so many other charitable program options!
Team building games and ice breaker activities for adults can keep your team bonded throughout the year. Get started with this simple DIY team building exercise. EXERCISE GOAL: Participants will gain a deeper understanding of themselves and those around them through ice breaker activities. (more…)
Believe it or not, you can have fun at work! Switch things up at the office and try some new, fun team building activities for work to get everyone energized.
Throughout history many leaders have inspired us to change the world from Gandhi to Alexander the Great. These particular leaders didn’t leave a mark by just hanging out. They led by taking action and inspiring people to follow them.
I’m Joyce Ngo – public relations enthusiast, student, and currently TeamBonding marketing intern. This summer as part of my internship I will be focusing on social media and bringing the experience of the events and programs we do to the mass public from my perspective. You’ll get a behind the scenes view of what happens before the event and the preparation that goes into it. I’ll be posting blog posts about my observations and experience at each event. Basically, you’ll get to see what Joyce the Intern sees, no fluff. This time I went to a Team Teddy Rescue Bear.
I’m Joyce Ngo – public relations enthusiast, student, and currently TeamBonding marketing intern. This summer as part of my internship I will be focusing on social media and bringing the experience of the events and programs we do to the mass public from my perspective. You’ll get a behind the scenes view of what happens before the event and the preparation that goes into it. I’ll be posting blog posts about my observations and experience at each event. Basically, you’ll get to see what Joyce the Intern sees, no fluff. This time I went to a Charity Bike Build.
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