Customer Service        1.800.728.0888        Mon - Fri 8am - 7pm ET        FAQ's
My Account   |   Quick Order   |   Catalog
Login   |

Build Your Culture and Change Lives—All at the Same Time!

RECOGNITION AT WORK NEWSLETTER
Volunteering at the Equest Center
Depending on the size of your company, you might find it challenging to bring your employees together and encourage them to share common goals. Each department has its own objectives, and, by nature, these groups instinctively associate mostly with one-another. Which is fine, except that the more integrated our teams are, the better it is for our business as a whole.

Why is that, again? For one: if we can recognize that we’re all working toward the same result, it’s a no-brainer that we’re going to achieve it much more quickly with much fewer roadblocks. Also, the more our teams interrelate, the more they can relate to others with different responsibilities. And, finally, togetherness is a breeding ground for communication—and we all know there’s never too much of that!

Sounds like a great concept, right? Except you really can’t force assimilation. But, you can facilitate it. How?

Well... one of the best examples we have at Baudville is when we give employees the opportunity to participate in philanthropic activities together. From building a Habitat for Humanity house to a KABOOM playground for underprivileged kids to our latest endeavor: a sensory trail at the Equest Center for Therapeutic riding, each project has created a rare and wholly organic kind of camaraderie.

Employees interact with co-workers they may have never talked with before and learn more about each other personally. Through these interactions, they also gain a better understanding of the different facets of the company’s operations. And, they form friendships and bonds through mutual experience and a powerful expression of goodwill.

Your moment of generosity will benefit you and well as those on the receiving end. So, why not give it a try?
QUICK TIPS
•   Mix it Up. If you need to form teams or create a seating plan for your project, don’t let it be a free-for-all. Be strategic in your placements by ensuring you have a selection from each department.

•  Make it Personal. Choose a charity or non-profit to volunteer for that has a vision similar to your own or is close to the heart of your leadership or employees.

•  But Not Too Personal! Unless you are already a religious or political organization, you should probably steer clear of any opportunities that involve potentially sensitive or controversial subjects. By keeping it neutral, everyone will feel comfortable participating.
EVENTS
August 5 – National Friendship Day Send ePraise >
August 5 – IDville’s 11th Birthday Shop Now >
August 13 – International Left Hander's Day Shop You Rock Theme >
August 21 - Senior Citizen's Day Send ePraise >


You May Also Like:

The Ultimate Reward: A Classic Thank You Note
Suggestions for writing a meaningful thank you note that will reinforce specific actions and behaviors at your organization.
View Newsletter

The Ultimate Reward: A Classic Thank You Note
4 Tips to Make Thank You Memorable
With so many thank yous flying around, make sure your expressions of appreciation hit the mark. Read our four tips to make certain your thank yous are meaningful and memorable during this season of thank you. 
View Newsletter

4 Tips to Make Thank You Memorable


Our Other Brands Pleasantrees: Naturally Better Greeting Cards IDville: ID Card Systems & ID Badge Accessories Baudville's Helping Hand Hi5 Recognition
1-800-728-0888    5380 52nd Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49512   
Send comments and corrections to: webmaster
© 2000 - 2014 by Baudville, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Do not duplicate or redistribute in any form.
Legal Notices - Privacy Policy