By Nick Callos & Tiffany G.
Did you know that 80% of workers feel stress on the job, according to the American Institute of Stress? If that stress isn’t managed properly, it can lead to burnout and loss of productivity, and mental and physical health issues. You certainly don’t want that for your team.
What you need to reduce that stress and increase the happiness of your team members is a way to take their minds off work and let them relax. But how do you do that?
One solution is corporate volunteering activities.
After all, research from Carnegie Mellon University shows that volunteering contributes to stress reduction and can help lower blood pressure. This is because it gives people the chance to connect with others and do something positive–and gets them a break from their daily stress. Other studies find volunteering increases happiness and wards off depression. As the thinking goes, the more we give, the happier we feel. Science proves it.
What’s also notable is that corporate retreats to go volunteer together can build team unity and lead to a happier workplace. This is crucial for your company’s success. As research has discovered, happy team members are more productive.
So, if you want your team to be happy, healthy, and productive, and want your company to make a positive impact, think about getting involved in corporate volunteering programs. Here’s a list of great volunteering programs for you to consider for company retreats: