Team Building Benefits of an Ethical incentive Trip

CSR-friendly incentive trips have positive team building benefits
Apr 13, 2011 3:32 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) April 13, 2011 - Teambuilding that changes people, places and lives. No longer does the companies CSR mission need to be separate form employee rewards and business goals.

Would you rather be sitting in a fluorescent lit conference room or immersing yourself in a local community on Bali? At Hands Up Incentives we presume that people prefer unique and authentic experiences in incredible places, to the games so often played at teambuilding events.

This is why we structure our teambuilding around real community projects, to help communities in need. Each communities’ requirements are different and teams have to figure out how best to utilise their skill sets to achieve the necessary tasks in limited time and with limited resources.

It is amazing to see how people pull together when they find themselves working alongside a young child and they realize that, their work will have a positive impact on that child’s life. This is the vital ingredient that makes these trips so special. After all how often these days do we see the direct results of everything we have done?

At the end of the day, the team will still be able to share a good laugh at some of the silly things they did, but they will also be able to share stories about the soccer game with 30 orphan or the oxcart ride to get the construction materials. These are the memories that will really bring the team together.

And when your employees are sitting back at their desk on Monday morning, they will know that some people in a far away community are better off because they helped to make it happen. The company will have inspired an loyal employees and the CSR team will be pleased that the company is taking it’s sustainability mission seriously and the employees are all on board.

So, ballroom or Bali? Why not let your employees decide?