Team building unity may be challenging, but it’s in our DNA. Family, clan, clique, group, comrades, amigos, crew, posse, team – no matter what you call it, our tribal urge is primal. We’re social beings, born to be together, hungry for communion with our like-minded fellows.
Even for the most introverted or reclusive ones among us, our economic, psychological, and even our emotional survival are dependent upon our relationships. This is an icky idea for some of us, but the truth is that we need each other.
One of the great ironies – and paradoxes – of this technological age in which we live is that we’re gradually unlearning how to be the social animals we were born to be. Our brains have been hardwired to our various devices to such a degree that face-to-face contact can feel like sensory overload for a lot of us.
You’ve heard of TMI, or “too much information,” right? Well for some folk there’s such a thing as TMEC, or “too much eye-contact.” Some of us are more comfortable staring at the screens of our smart devices than we are staring into each other’s eyes.
Doesn’t sound too smart does it? Yet many of us have done it: texting a person who’s in the same room with us. It’s when this starts to feel perfectly normal, that we may need to hit the reset button on our brains.
Charitable teamwork is an effective way to hit that reset button. One of the best ways to find your way back to the human part of your being is to do something for someone else. But where to start? Well, icebreakers are great at facilitating team building unity. In fact they’re not only useful in bridging social barriers, but they can also re-acclimate us to human contact.
Looking for something to do during the holiday season that you and your colleagues can do to reboot yourselves as a team? Our Donate A Dinner workshops have all the ingredients you and your co-workers need to forge stronger connections with each other, help your community, and have fun while you’re doing it.
A bit of friendly team competition, some exciting problem-solving exercises, and a chance to bring some holiday cheer to a local family – the Donate A Dinner workshop has it all. Working together to donate a dinner will help feed your soul and fuel your team for the next professional challenge. Let’s get cooking!