Whoever suggested that you “give until it hurts” obviously didn’t understand the true meaning of giving, and if you’ve ever been involved in team building for charity, you know what I mean. Giving rocks! It’s wonderful! And it can be fun! Take our amazing Puttin Pantry™ Holiday Team Building Workshop, for example. No pain, just gain – gaining the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a needy family and enjoying the journey.
Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the holiday season can become a blur of activity at the end of which you’re overstuffed and overtired. In the grand scheme of things, what does it all mean? What about the big picture? Where do you fit in? Some people struggle to answer that question with a guilt-ridden list of New Year’s resolutions. In the workplace, the answer may lie in team building activities for charity like a Big Picture Holiday Workshop.
Imagine a fun, ice-breaking exercise that helps you get to know your colleagues and redefines where and how you fit in. At a Big Picture Holiday Workshop you and your co-workers can create a holiday collage that does just that.
Your Piece of the Puzzle
Connecting the dots and fitting all the puzzle pieces together. These aren’t just clichés, they’re important strategies to create synergy among co-workers. It might be a spreadsheet or an item from your desktop – not your virtual desktop, the one in your cubicle or office. Whatever your contribution to the montage, it will tell part of the story of your life at work and of your relationships with your co-workers. It will be a small, seemingly inconsequential piece of a much grander tableau – just like you.
The Big Payoff
Team building activities for charity are about taking small, seemingly miniscule steps toward the completion of a project with a nobler purpose. Amazingly, the bigger payoff is usually intangible. There’s an almost palpable change in the atmosphere; a subtle shift in relationships. There’s a right-on-the-tip-of-your tongue “something” that’s different about your colleagues, the way they interact, what they understand about themselves, and what you come to understand about yourself.
A Big Picture Holiday Workshop is not just another one of those team building activities for charity. It’s a one-stop shopping spree where you collect everything you need to make the holidays happier for a deserving member of the community, improve in-house work relationships and feel good about being there.
It never fails: we all gasp and grieve at reports of holiday fires when hard working families lose everything but the clothes they’re wearing, and it seems much worse precisely because it happens during the holiday season. It’s a relief to know that emergency response teams stand ready to help such unfortunates, but wouldn’t it be great if you could do something to help, too?
Well, you can! You and your company can partner with firemen and emergency volunteers in your community to become a kind of “auxiliary” first-responder.
How? The Rescue Buddies™ Stuffed Animal Team Building Workshop, a charity team building event that will make a life-changing difference in the lives of a needy family and yours as well.
The Stuffing Dreams Are Made Of
Imagine how heartsick parents feel watching all their worldly possessions go up in flames. No Christmas tree and no presents for their children to open. Technically, it may not be the end of the world, but that heartbroken family probably feels that way.
Stuffing a Teddy bear into a bag may seem too little to offer after such a horrific family tragedy, but to a traumatized child, it can provide a wellspring of comfort and hope that will keep on giving long after the holidays are over. Know what that makes you? A hero! In the eyes of a grateful child, you’ll be as important as Santa Claus!
Creating Memories and Building Relationships
Now multiply that child’s joy by the number of people on your corporate team, and you’ll have a treasure trove of holiday memories that will last a lifetime. Through the Rescue Buddies™ Stuffed Animal Team Building Workshop you’ll not only partner with local firefighters and other first responders, you’ll partner with your colleagues as well, getting to know each other on a whole new level.
Consider planning a charity team building activity that will help bring comfort to a deserving family this holiday season. It’ll be the best investment of your time, talents, and heart you’ll ever make. Happy holidays!
If Halloween is almost here, it often feels like it might as well be New Year’s Eve. The holiday season moves that fast. With family gatherings, festive parties and gift giving galore, October to January can feel like a blur. One easy way to make sure that you enjoy the holiday celebrating instead of feeling overwhelmed is to plan ahead. This is as true for your work life as it is for your personal life. Check out these three reasons that team building events can be a perfect fit for your work team this holiday season: Read more
A few deep, embarrassing belches, satisfied sighs and happy bellies stuffed with turkey – and it’s over. Every year millions of well-intending citizens donate turkey dinners to needy families at Thanksgiving and that’s great. But is it really enough? After one huge meal – and a few leftovers – what have they got to show for these acts of generosity? Wouldn’t it be great to donate something that will last beyond the Thanksgiving Day feasts and football frenzy? A holiday team building activity is about legacy building and what better time to start than Thanksgiving?
Charitable team building can help spice up your holiday season!
When it comes to holiday team building, most people imagine the same boring party at the office being held at the end of the year. However, this is not how things should look around your office with the holiday season around the corner. Do something fresh and exciting this year by getting your team members involved in charitable team building activities they will love and remember for many weeks after the holidays are over! Read more
Reduce stress and boost morale with a holiday team building workshop
The stress produced by such activities is carried over to the workplace, resulting in short tempers, arguments, and strained interactions between employees. Conducting a holiday team building workshop during this time helps to alleviate that stress, resolve conflicts, and manage employee relations effectively more than at any other time.
There are many unique ways to hold a charity team building event this holiday season that’s one-of-a-kind and not the same old ho-hum holiday party.
Having your team regroup and spending some time unwinding and connecting on a regular basis is important, as this directly impacts how productive your team is throughout the year. With deliberate team building events, you can help your people work together and collaborate with each other in order to overcome obstacles, just as they would do so in an office setting. But the key here is to choose an activity that doesn’t feel like “work”, and in doing so you take their mind off the usual stress that their work brings. One example of a unique activity is building wagons for underprivileged children as a team.
We all have a mental image of what holiday team building activities entail, but some of the options might surprise you!
Team building is about taking a step back from the regular hustle of the workplace to bond with co-workers and revisit the core values of the company. An effective team building workshop is one where employees go back to work re-energized and with renewed commitment to work with each other towards achieving team goals. However, you can take your activity to the next level by integrating community service with holiday team building. Why? Because giving back to the community coupled with the holidays is a proven formula for creating something that is relevant and memorable.