Monday, February 25, 2013

Giving Back

As more and more companies take a broader look at their commitment to corporate social responsibility, it is important to put this into action. A great way to do this during meetings is to offer a teambuilding activity or excursion that gives back and positively impacts the site of your meeting. Here are some ideas to get you started!

Voluntourism: Take your team to a local children’s organization, nonprofit, or even local trails and parks to work on outdoor projects. This can be a great way to immerse yourself in the culture of a new city and get to know the people there. The altruism and positivity harnessed by these activities is also a great way to foster camaraderie in your group.

Agritourism: Trying popular local cuisine is always a favorite tourist activity! Do this while still being mindful of the community. Visit a local restaurant or farmer’s market! You’ll not only get an authentic taste of the cuisine, but also support economic development and sustainable practices.

Keep these principles in mind as you work to develop your next teambuilding or recreational activities for your next meeting!  

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