Finding the right chemistry to facilitate corporate bonding can be a lot like finding the right pet.
The American Humane Organization [AHO] recommends that prospective pet-parents adopt a pet that fits their personality and the lifestyle of their family.
June is National Adopt A Cat Month. By participating in one of our Happy Tails Charity Team Building workshops, you and your colleagues could help the matchmaking process between a cute kitten and a loving family in your community. And while you’re at it, you will facilitate the process of corporate bonding within your company.
According to the AHO, lean, shorthaired cats with narrow faces are more high maintenance and persnickety than their longhaired, round-faced counterparts.
And cats live happier healthier lives when they have a companion.
Not unlike us humans, a cat may develop an affinity for a like-minded mate. For example, in terms of temperament, a dominant cat may become impatient and irritated with a companion who is too timid and passive.
To make the process of corporate bonding flow smoothly, you need insight into and acceptance of the personality types among your colleagues. Some points of compatibility will become obvious during the recruiting, hiring, and training stages.
Afterwards, your challenge will be to recognize and tap into their strengths, and reward each employee as these attributes become valuable assets to the company.
With equal compassion and acceptance, enlightened leaders identify a worker’s weaknesses to help them improve. The purpose of pointing out these deficits should always be to support and encourage them as they strive to improve. Criticism is only constructive if the recipient can build upon it.
Sometimes a charitable team building workshop can provide a break from the daily grind that everyone needs in order to regroup and refocus. Our Happy Tails Charity Team Building workshops are customized to maximize fun and camaraderie, and minimize areas of contention among workers.
Workshop attendees collaborate to collect and donate pet care products–water dispensers, food bowls, leashes, chew toys, animal carriers, grooming brushes, comfy pillow-beds, even flea collars. These costs can add up pretty quickly and are often the primary thing standing in the way of families taking the plunge and bringing home a new four-legged sweetheart.
At work, under the pressure of production quotas and deadlines, some personality types seem hopelessly incompatible. Happy Tails Charity Team Building workshops have the almost magical effect of smoothing ruffled feathers by creating neutral ground for incompatible teammates. Because kindness is therapeutic, our Happy Tails events lower voices as well as blood pressures by shifting attention away from workplace competition.
Ironically, while competition is minimized, everyone leaves feeling like a winner. That’s because everyone has the heartwarming gratification of knowing that they helped a local family make the big commitment of becoming pet parents.