By Executive Coach, Karen D. Nutter
As we approach the kickoff to the holiday season, it’s a good time for all businesses to take inventory. I’m not talking about counting everything in the stock room, or double-checking your financials, this is a time when business professionals should be looking at how much they are giving back to the communities, corporations, and people who support them.
It’s easy to get caught up in a busy daily life where we take for granted the multitudes of people who help us through the day. The school crossing guard. The teller at the bank. The custodian who empties your trash every night. The web gurus who keep your computer network running 24/7. The hospital staff who take care of your community all day, every day. I could go on and on, but I am sure you get the picture.
While it may not be feasible to continuously give back to every person and business keeping you on track, studies show the benefits of giving back are worth your investment of time, money, and skill.
Business Benefits of Giving Back
Whether you take time to volunteer at a homeless shelter, serve on the volunteer fire department, or sponsor a community fundraising event, the benefits to your career and your company may surprise you.
A little time or money given regularly can really add up and make a HUGE difference in the world. Whether you give because it’s the right thing to do, or give because you recognize how beneficial it is to everyone involved, find a positive way to contribute that upholds your personal and company values, and see how it impacts your life. If everyone gives back, we all get ahead!