Through volunteerism, team members can experience the amazing feeling of paying it forward. But, besides for this, they will grow more committed to their company, feeling satisfied that they are working for one of the good guys. These encounters provide team members with a break from normal office interactions with their peers and an opportunity to connect on a different level. The improved interpersonal relationships that spawn from these volunteer offerings inevitably facilitate great synergy and collaboration, leading to more innovation.
Contributors: Tyler Butler from 11Eleven Consulting