Are Charitable Events Team Building?

Across the UK offices are currently putting up with men growing impressive facial hair. It’s Movember, the month in which men grow Moustaches to raise money for prostate and testicular cancer research. It’s also Children In Need week and teams and individuals are getting involved in a variety of fun and crazy challenges to raise money for another great cause.

Organisations allow and usually encourage these exploits, even though they may take up work time and resources. The causes are very worthwhile, but having this sort of thing going on is undoubtedly also good for the organisation. Often the supporting evidence for the benefits of fun team building activities is anecdotal. We often hear people say ‘it’s the sort of thing that makes us a good company to work for’.

Charitable events at work are part of this. They are fun, great social team bonding and increase motiavtion among the work force.

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  1. Corporate Social Responsibility & Fun Team Building Activities · December 23, 2011 Reply

    […] Corporate Social Responsibility & Fun Team Building Written on December 23, 2011 by Billy Kirsch in Blog “We’re looking for fun team building activities, one’s that don’t suck!” I can’t tell you how many times that’s the first thing I hear when I answer my phone. I commiserate – I get it. How many times have you been dragged into an uncomfortable group activity that doesn’t deliver what it promises? Dare I say it; I don’t like team building activities…or at least I never used to like them. But now I’m passionate about them, and not just because I facilitate team building programs. Adding a corporate social responsibility component to team building is great because it heightens the feeling of shared accomplishment. […]

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