How Charity Fundraisers Can Help Your Team Bond
“It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” – Napoleon Hill
Sometimes, life isn’t just about the paycheck at the end of the month. New research trends are beginning to show that personal success isn’t the only factor to impact an employee’s work-related fulfillment.
When employees are satisfied that they’re meeting their own needs and demands, they may begin to feel the need to contribute to the communities around them.
And charity team-building events are one way that you can quickly increase employee engagement while supporting the people and communities that are most in need at the same time.
Here’s how you and your team will benefit:
Everyone wants to work for a company that they’re proud of. How empowering is it to say that not only do you get personal fulfillment from your work, but also from the fact that you are positively impacting the communities around you? A study at Facebook found that pride in the workplace was the single most important driver of engagement.
Making sure that your company has a Corporate Social Responsibility is one way to start, but introducing fundraising events or getting teams together to help the people most in need is a far more fulfilling and direct way to make a difference.
Reduce stress and boost morale
Research now shows that giving back to others can actually also boost your own physical and mental health. This can include lowering your blood pressure, decreasing depression and stress levels, and generating greater happiness and self-esteem.
This, combined with the fact that it’s an inspirational team-building exercise, means that while your employees work together towards a common goal of bettering lives, they are also boosting team morale.
A superior company culture
By building up an organizational reputation that makes your company a desirable one to work at, you will be investing in your company culture for the long term. This is because today’s most desirable candidates are more selective about the companies they choose to work for.
Suppose you’ve built up a company culture that is appealing to candidates. In that case, you will continually be able to hire and retain top talent that are happy and motivated to work for a company that also cares.
At the end of the day, no matter what charitable task you choose to undertake to improve the community, it will still be a team-building exercise. And team-building is an effective way to increase team effectiveness and to improve overall communication.
“My job as a leader is to make sure everybody in the company has great opportunities, and that they feel they’re having a meaningful impact and are contributing to the good of society.”
– Larry Page