300 Harvey Norman delegates just completed our Build a Bike for charity event.
The format: complete a fun challenge and win a bike part. Build your bike first to win.
The Catch: no one knew why they were building the bike – most thought they had to ride/race them.
The Reveal: as the first teams completed their bikes the charity was revealed – Berry Street Foundation (http://www.berrystreet.org.au focuses on children and young people).
Peoples emotions swelled. The world can be a challenging place.
The Result: 300 people pulling together as one to complete 50 bikes to shop standard by the tight deadline.
People ask, “Does helping a cause benefit our team?”
Short answer: YES.
It helps of many levels, some include:
- people feel good helping the community and others
- people inherently pull together quickly when there is a need beyond their own
- this stronger bond is brought back to the work place post event
- people learn new things about their colleagues in a positive light
- people are exposed to a cause for the greater good (of which they might not in their day to day life) and as a result broadens and improves the individual
- people are happy when helping others
- people have to work together to achieve great things – a cause can bring down internal barriers and also help people shine
- happy people in the workplace are great and have many flow on benefits
- its is a great reflection on your brand and people
It is also awesome to help others.