What is Your Organization Lacking?
I was perusing a magazine recently which feature famous stars whom the magazine thought were very special. Not only were they wealthy, but they went out of their way to get involved in causes that help out people in need.
As I looked at each star, I noted that they were peak performers in their field. They didn’t do just one thing—but many things. I was even more impressed that they donated sizeable amounts to make a difference for some very special community or world causes.
As we build our corporate cultures, perhaps we should think about one or more causes to which we would like to give back. It could involve making a donation or getting our team members involved in a project that improve one or more organizations.
I would recommend that you only do one or two so that people can focus on how it’s helping them. And if you go to help them out, be sure you find ways to let the leaders, board members or team members of that organization know that they are welcome to visit your establishment so that just as you learn what they do, they can learn more about what YOU do.
If you have a yearly event at your organization, feature the organization you are backing and announce not just what you’ve done for them in the past twelve months, but the whole time you’ve been working with them. And there’s nothing wrong with changing it up on occasion, so that you’re helping more than one organization in your community.
I believe that doing this shows that you are more than the goods and services that you produce, but you are involved in helping improve the situation in your community
ACTION STEPS FOR THE WEEK
- Make a list of any organizations you presently support.
- Do your team members know what you do for them?
- Could your team members participate by making donations?
- Should you focus on one organization to make a more sizeable donation?
- Should you do a survey to see which organizations you could help?
- Is there a project you could do for any of the organizations?
- Have you ever surveyed your team members to see what organizations they participate in in their time away from work?
- Would it be good for your team members to make the final selection of who to help?