When Nick Gold, MD of motivational and after-dinner speakers agency Speakers Corner (speakerscorner.co.uk) wanted to introduce a charitable initiative into the workplace he considered two approaches.
Either employees should be allowed to nominate a personal cause that was appealing to them, or the whole team would work on the same project.
He chose the latter and opted for a homeless shelter not far from the Speakers Corner office, with the idea being that the team could spend time helping there on a rotating basis.
“I thought that it would be better if we did the same thing together so that we could share the experience,” said Gold. When a team has something meaningful and positive to talk about, it can help form lasting bonds.