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Leadership & Strategy


A shared approach to a charitable initiative can bring a team together 

When Nick Gold, MD of motivational and after-dinner speakers agency Speakers Corner ( 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.

Read the article to get inspiration from other businesses who implemented a busienss philanthropic strategy.

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