Ever wonder how holiday team giving helps team building? Well simply put, it helps by inspiring employees to focus more on benefiting their community than on boosting the company’s profits.
Now this may seem counterintuitive but it works. So give it a try. Spend some of your holiday “doing” energy—virtual office parties, games, and gift-swapping—on generous holiday giving that embraces your whole community.
Ready to shop until you drop?
All the day she has wandered through store and through shop,
Till from strain and exhaustion she’s ready to drop;
Yet she stands and she sighs like a person bereft
When the clerks gasp and say: “Not another one left.”
This verse is from a satirical poem titled The Last Shopper. It was published by The Chicago Daily Tribune on Christmas eve in 1904, and it may well be the origin of that familiar expression, “shop until you drop!” But the notion of trolling city shops or stalking mall bargains until you drop from exhaustion is definitely falling out of favor now.
While e-commerce has already redefined the great American shopping experience, it’s expected to explode during the 2020 holiday season thanks in no small part to the pandemic. In October, cnbc.com reported that “Americans are expected to spend $10.3 billion online the day after Thanksgiving, Adobe said, up 39% year over year. Cyber Monday, though, is predicted to remain the biggest online shopping event of the year, bringing in $12.7 billion in sales, up 35% from 2019 levels.”
Become a virtuoso in virtual giving
The social distance mandated by the pandemic has also compelled millions of workers to also keep clear of their colleagues. Even among the most introvertive staffers, the prolonged absence of face-to-face communication has been stressful. This holiday season is the perfect time for you to rally your remote troops together for some feel-good fun and team bonding activities with an added bonus.
Instead of spending a ton of dosh online straining to recreate the camaraderie of the workplace, you can spread holiday cheer by giving generously to those in need in your community.
How holiday team giving helps team building
Magnovo’s virtual teambuilding workshops rekindle the spark of relationship building. How? Through clever, engaging exercises that strengthen communications, problem solving, and collaborative skills. And that added bonus? Your team will put these skills to practical use while accumulating gifts to donate to the needy.
Veterans needing wheelchairs. Kids longing for new bikes. Students needing new books. Restless hospital patients seeking happy distractions. Homesick soldiers yearning for tangible reminders of home. Anxious and demoralized parents aching to feed their hungry children.
Your holiday donations can impact dozens of your neighbors, and best of all, each gift to these recipients becomes a gift to the donor.
Kindness gives meaning to our lives. It’s a living testimonial that you matter because someone else—a perfect stranger—mattered to you! Nobody can give a gift from the heart without receiving a genuine sense of well-being and purpose.
And charity puts your own problems into perspective. It also reduces stress, headaches, depression, and other mental and emotional maladies—many of which remote workers struggle with every day now.
Corporate social responsibility isn’t just an obligation or a public relations scheme. During our virtual charitable workshops, you will discover something else that may seem counterintuitive. Giving generously to neighbors who really need it, feels great! If you’re not careful, you may get hooked on that feeling and get really good at it! Imagine becoming the CSR virtuoso in your industry!
Helping, healing, and happiness. These are the fruits of generosity. They’re also how holiday team giving helps team building.