Actions speak louder than words
Company values are the guiding principles and fundamental beliefs of an organisation. These value statements are important because they dictate to management and employees the actions to take and create a company-wide standard for behaviour. Corporate Social Responsibility should be a genuine component of a company's values.
Unfortunately, in the corporate world, too many businesses have sanctimonious progressive positioning and virtue signalling yet take little or no real action. Employees see through this grandstanding.
And with a new balance of power in the job market – worker-power – businesses should take heed. People identify the need to give to social and environmental concerns and look favourably to corporations who give. The act of giving is a concrete manifestation of intent. Walking the talk has the added benefit of attracting and retaining employees. That's when Team Building Activities for Charity can come into place.
The positive power of giving with Corporate Social Responsibility
Giving is powerful for the person giving as much as the recipient. Giving activates brain regions associated with pleasure, social connection, and trust. Altruistic behaviour releases endorphins in the brain leading to emotional and physical benefits. In this way, Giving has a place in an employee wellbeing program.
Giving together as a group promotes cooperation and social connection through a shared sense of purpose and a common goal. Collective giving promotes a sense of trust and cooperation that strengthens ties in the group. When employees give together, they perceive their colleagues more positively, leading to team bonding and engagement.
Catalyst Global's Lifetime Partnership with B1G1
Catalyst Global's Lifetime Partnership with the Global Giving Initiative, Buy1GIVE1 (or B1G1), allows us to make a real difference to people we may never get to meet. B1G1 is a Social Enterprise and non-profit organisation with a mission to create a world full of giving.
Every time someone participates in a Catalyst Global program with one of its network partners anywhere in the world, Catalyst Global gives to one of B1G1's specially selected high-impact projects. But it doesn't stop there. Network partners who are members of B1G1 also give each time they run a program compounding the giving!