If you’re eager to reboot and develop some fresh team building strategies, the secret to building team spirit may be just a cubicle away—with the Millennial members of your staff.
The key: corporate giving. How ironic that many of your employees who are most passionate about corporate social responsibility and giving back to the community, were kids not too long ago. Which means they were all about getting, not giving!
That was then, this is now. And now Millennials are as excited about giving as they were about receiving. Perhaps it’s a by-product of social media; whatever the case, their social consciousness is boundless–and that’s good for business.
No other generation has merged social responsibility and entrepreneurship like these young adults who were born between 1980 and 2000. The 2015 Millennial Impact Report calls it “company cause work.” And this commitment is a form of currency a resourceful employer can make bank on.
Millennials feed on synergy. What is social media if not a synergy-engine? It’s not so much a herd mentality; it’s more likely that since enthusiasm is often infectious, social media makes it downright contagious.
For many of them, community service was compulsory in school and later for various fraternities, sororities, and other coveted affiliations. Now, community service is a way of life and a marketplace practicality.
Building team spirit is a natural end-result of corporate giving. So workshops like our Mission: Military Care and Bike-a-thon Bicycle Team Building are custom-made for your Millennial staffers.
Many of the military personnel for whom they’ll prepare and send care packages are probably very close in age and experience to these young company team players. And they’ll get to partner with organizations like the Wounded Warrior Project, Operation Shoebox, and Operation Gratitude.
And bike riding is, no doubt, a preferred mode of transportation for these fitness enthusiasts; so once again, they’ll be able to relate and participate with gusto. This bike-building workshop will allow them to show off their biking knowledge and prowess for a needy child in your community.
Building team spirit also means bridge building. Events like our Wheelcharity Wheelchair Team Building Workshop can pull the oldest and youngest staffers together as nothing else can! Why? Because they’ll work together to improve the quality of life for a disabled person.
Caring about and working to serve someone who may be less fortunate than yourself is a great way to put things into focus. Recognize what’s really important. Reset personal as well as professional priorities. Caring. Working. Serving. These are the keys to personal fulfillment, professional advancement, and team spirit.