Whether you are planning a Huddle or Developmental virtual team building activity or a live Welcome Back event in the (hopefully) not-so-distant future, having a higher purpose benefits everyone.
During this difficult time, all of the Remote and Virtual Teambuilding events we’ve run have our purpose built-in, creating effective businesses team building that supports communities and charities.
This work on three levels:
- Participants feel good about taking part. It can also help to get over natural reticence, or objection from your more cynical or time-poor people. According to research from Deloitte, demonstrating purpose may also help you to hold on to more transient Millennial employees once the pandemic is over.6
- The Business can work towards Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG), Sustainability or CSR goals, whilst achieving important team building objectives.
- Charities receive vital support during a time where public donations have been decimated and opportunities for support are fewer than ever. According to Pro Bono’s Covid Charity Tracker Survey, 83% of charities now forecast a decline in their income over the next 12 months, whilst an increase in demand for services is up. 7
The charities that we have been able to support have benefited from food parcels for families in desperate need; sports equipment for children trapped at home; bikes to enable essential journeys; hospital kits for people going for cancer treatment; and beds to address the 1000’s of children in the UK who don’t have one.
Just a small selection of the charities that o3e clients’ supported last year through virtual team-building events.
Whether you are considering a live team building challenge later in 2021, or virtual team building online, putting a Charity purpose behind it will increase your levels of engagement. Business surveys over the past 30 years have continually shown a correlation between community purpose and job satisfaction.
In this time of change, a business that develops its purpose around mutuality – the inclusion of all stakeholders, environment, community, employees and shareholders – is the business fit for the future.
Further reading – Mark Carney’s latest book ‘Value(s)’