What is CSR Teambuilding?
Here at Assured Events we are continually helping clients with event planning which means exploring innovative ideas to engage employess and CSR teambuilding always scores highly amongst staff.
Of course, your staff work for you for a wage, but not far behind on their list of wants and needs is to take some level of enjoyment from their work. Yes we all like to get something for nothing but the truth is, that it's also part of the human condition that we take a lot from being able to give to others.
CSR teambuilding looks to incorporate aspects of corporate social responsibility (CSR) into your teambuilding event, whether this is through involvement in community or charity projects or driving charitable donations. Whichever way you look at it, it's about giving something back.
Who should involve themselves in CSR Teambuilding?
Pretty much anyone! You don’t have to have a strict CSR policy, just the drive and imagination to explore alternatives to traditional teambuilding activities. CSR Teambuilding not only engages employees, but provides a whole new sense of achievement compared to that of traditional methods, while still allowing key business objectives to be met.
CSR Teambuild Examples:
Community Contribution Days
Activities can range from conservation such as rebuilding forest pathways, hedgerows and fences or perhaps clearing canal sides, to renovation or simply helping out a youth group in your local area. The idea of such days is to engage employees, whilst making a visible difference in their local community.
Run in the style of ever popular TV shows such as The Apprentice or Bargain Hunt, teams work in sub-groups to accumulate currency, while working collectively towards the common goal of trying to raise as much money for a chosen charity or cause. The currency can then be spent at the 'shop' to buy items for those supported by local good causes. This is great for those wishing to take a more light hearted approach to CSR teambuilding. It also allows for all sizes of budget as the currency can be set to whatever value you choose.
If CSR is proving to be at the forefront of your business objectives then maybe you could consider testing the water with a CSR incentive programme. Becoming ever popular in the current climate; collaboration with a needy cause can see notable benefits for all involved. For example staff could be incentivised to earn a place on a team that could take over a charity shop to try and drive sales or perhaps become involved with helping a local homless shelter. It needn't be a one-off either - a whole programme could be developed.
CSR teambuilds are fantastic at breaking down barriers created by hierarchy, silo mentality or gelling new teams or departments. The results are very tangible and very rewarding. We are an event organiser based in Manchester but plan events all over Cheshire, the north west and the UK. If this blog has got you thinking about how CSR teambuilding could work for you, contact us for a fresh look on teambuilding.
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