Leaders Know: Helping = Happiness

In metro areas with large corporations, there are regular service opportunities for employees, and their outreach is encouraged.

But if leaders are to improve productivity and motivate people to improve the bottom line, should they really allow these efforts on work time?

Of course.

The best leaders know that service efforts are not only helpful to the corporate brand and lead to positive PR…

They also know that helping others makes us happy. And – happy team members tend to be productive team members.

Central Iowa is no exception:

The Principal Financial Group® has a history of supporting their community since the 1920s. Through their latest United Way campaign hundreds of employees volunteered to serve. And, employees and retirees of The Principal pledged $3.38 million to support United Way’s efforts in their communities.

Local advertising agency, Happy Medium, helped support the Animal Rescue League of Iowa this summer by putting on a Putts for Pets brunch overlooking the Principal Charity Classic’s championship round at the 5th green. All proceeds went toward benefiting homeless pets at the ARL. 

Colleen Chisman, volunteer at the Blank Park Zoo since 2007, was nominated by coworkers to be placed into the DuPont Volunteer Recognition Program for her continued service. DuPont also honored Colleen by awarding the Zoo with a $1,000 donation.

Find ways – big and small – to make others happy.

You’ll see firsthand it leads to better results, higher morale and engagement.

DSC_0768_2Thanks for reading,

Alan Feirer

 

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