Ask any business leader what the formula for a successful team is and you will likely get a myriad of responses. While it’s true that high-performing teams come in all shapes and sizes and have different strengths, it is also true that now more and more of them share an amazing attribute – the passion to extend their success beyond their own boardrooms and to share their good fortune with our global neighbours who truly need it.
We know that this is true because we are asked about it all the time. Clients call and ask how they can provide an experience that will allow their team to grow while at the same time fulfilling the desire to give back. This really gets our attention! It is great to meet and work with organizations that share our view that Corporate Social Responsibility is more than just a “flavor of the week” and have baked this value into their culture.
It is immensely rewarding to send micro-loans to deserving entrepreneurs all over the world on behalf of our clients - in fact, it is my favourite part of the job. We are in the process of adding other program options that will both foster team development and provide an opportunity to improve the lives of others both in Canada and abroad.
We often quote Plato who says “you can learn more about a person in an hour of play, than in a lifetime of conversation.” Why not have that play, also be helping someone out who doesn’t have the opportunities we do. What can your company do to move beyond our borders and help our global community?