There is a new paradigm in the concept of Team Building, and it’s called Philanthropic Team Building. In days gone by, it was sufficient to be selfish, even decadent, about getting to know each other outside the work setting. When it was done well, it involved heads and hands in experiential exercises and simulations. Now it’s about incorporating the heart through give back events or Philanthropic Team Building. The response from participants has been overwhelmingly positive – all over the world.
Events like Life Cycles, the original Build a Bike workshop (Odyssey Teams has built and donated over 13,000 bikes alone), Helping Hands, the building of prosthetic hands for amputees in developing countries (over 17,000 delivered to 75 countries), and The Playhouse Challenge have revolutionized the Team Building industry. And it’s good for more than just your team. It’s good for your heads, hands, and hearts. And that means it’s good for the world.