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How Giving Ripples Through A Workplace & Increases Well-Being

Did you know that giving ripples through communities, schools and yes the workplace, when people choose to give to others. Giving takes just a few minutes, costs nothing and can change the culture of where you give. Small acts of giving are a powerful mood changer, not just for the person who gives but the person(s) that receives the give and those who witness the give. Holy cow, how does that happen? And if this is what happens, why aren’t more of us participating in giving on a regular basis? Giving in the workplace is an easy place to start. Whether you are a company of 5 or 500 employees, encouraging your employees to give will have a positive effect on your workplace culture, increase the overall well-being of your employees, and build a positive habit that employees can take with them into their communities. What is cool about giving is that once you start, it actually is hard to stop. Getting into the rhythm of one small act of giving every day changes how you view the world, the role you play in our communities and that giving actually does make you feel happier.

The research on giving explains it all. Schools are adopting the practice of giving to help students how to be happier, how to positively effect their own communities and be giving leaders in their communities. Many of us in the work force missed these lessons, so introducing giving into the workplace is a great way to pass on the benefits of giving to each of your employees.

How Giving Ripples In The Workplace To Benefit Employees and Your Business

With the shift in how we work, using giving as a way to create a community culture works in the age of hybrid work forces. If you have a team of people working in person, giving will also help to spread happiness on the floor. Here are just a few benefits of giving in the workplace:

  • Boosts employee engagement
  • Maintains a positive company culture
  • Increases creativity
  • Increases overall employee happiness
  • Builds employees’ sense of pride
  • Promotes team building and collaboration
  • Creates a common company goal
  • Increases employee work performance
  • Generates a positive community image

Sound familiar? Companies have spent thousands of dollars on employee team building events when all they had to do was create a culture of giving in the workplace. The benefits are the same as team building events but giving ripples outside the workplace and into the community in ways a team building event can not. It is this ripple effect that makes giving more powerful than any team building exercise your company can do. Your employees will end up touching people outside of your offices and work spaces and spark a giving mentality outside of the four walls or virtual spaces of your company.

How To Activate Giving In Your Workplace

If you are an employee reading this, you can easily start giving in your workplace and spreading the joy of giving through your daily actions. These actions can be as simple as complimenting a fellow employee on their work, or recognizing the hard work of another. It could having a coffee with a new employee or sharing your volunteer experiences with others.

If you are the owner of the company, general manager or executive, you can introduce a culture of giving using The 365give Challenge, a challenge that uses three steps to get your employees giving. The rest is up to them. YOu can formalize giving in the workplace or plant the seed by sharing the information. What is critical to the 365give Challenge is that those who give decide how they are going to give. This independence helps to spread giving faster, farther and effectively. Letting employees be the leader of their giving is the best way to have giving ripple.

Interesting? You bet! Giving is an a great way to tackle the well-being and happiness of your employees head on. Try The 365give Challenge in your workplace and watch the ripple effect of giving happen!

What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
“I just wanted to share that 365give really helped me. I am a better person now, thank you.”
MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)