Recently, Alexion's Quality Systems, Standards, and Compliance Teams connected with Alexion non-profit partner, Playworks New England, for a day of team building. Playworks New England is part of a national organization that works "to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play."
At Alexion, a core component of our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is Serving Our Communities. Recently, our General Managers (GMs) from around the world came together in Boston for a multiday leadership development workshop. After one of the sessions, the GMs spent some time together building wheelchairs for patients at Boston Medical Center.
We know the benefits employee volunteer programs have on business: increased employee engagement and satisfaction, better recruitment and retention, publicity, skill development, team-building, and more.
But how do you maximize these benefits while also achieving the greatest community impact possible?
Join VolunteerMatch’s Director of Growth and Relationships, Alvaro Tijero, for a free webinar on Jan. 30, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. PT where you’ll gain insight into:
Mike Todasco tossed a bunch of cardboard VR headset kits onto a table, welcoming the roomful of PayPal employees with a smile and sharing the lone rule for the next hour.
“You don’t get to keep your reader unless you give me at least one idea,” joked Todasco, PayPal’s Director of Innovation, as the group eagerly ripped the boxes open and prepped their headsets. “This is exciting stuff so let’s think about new ways to use virtual reality.”
In today’s constantly connected, multitasking world, listening is more important than ever. Unfortunately, it’s fallen to the bottom of our priority list.
Listening is where meaningful communication and relationships start. In business, listening is especially important. It’s how you build trust, manage disagreements, inspire your people and enhance commitment. At Sodexo, one of our core values is team spirit. Listening is fundamental to developing and nurturing successful teams.
In late August, a team of Republic Services of Sacramento employees and some of their family members competed in a contest called “Junk 2 Genius.” This is where teams in the competition are given a pile of garbage items, a theme, and two days to make a sculpture. There were 10 tens who competed this year.
We are at the end of July and that means training camp for the National Football League (NFL) 2016 season is just around the corner. Before the teams officially take the field in the fall, they will spend copious amounts of time practicing and preparing this summer. It’s not too much of a stretch to consider how a little summer training and team-building could improve your team’s performance as well.
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
― Winston S. Churchill
Giving back to our communities and to those in need makes our lives more meaningful. Not only do we encourage our kids to do community service while they’re in school, but many people spend weekends doing volunteer work, often through an organized group or a religious institution.
Two Legg Mason teams, US Product and Global Distribution, individually hosted their own build a bike events to benefit local organizations in their communities.
To build a bicycle, groups encountered challenges, puzzles to solve, codes to decipher and secrets to unlock in order to acquire the parts - all with the realization that when a group works together, they accomplish a lot more.