CSR Team Building

CSR Team Building shouldn’t be an obligation. It should be a pleasure. But quite often we find pleasure and self-fulfillment when we take on obligations we may not be initially enthused about.

I didn’t want to leave the house the other day, not that I mind getting out! But I was busy being busy, and getting ready for a team building trip to NYC. So I was a little annoyed with myself for over-committing by having agreed to do a local CSR team building program for The First Tee, a non-profit that supports youth nationwide.

I drove down to Franklin, TN rushed and bothered, thinking about what time I’d be back at my home office to get back to work. Several hours later, I was transported to a different place; a place that reminds me why I do this work, why creativity is so important, and why it’s VITAL to engage with the community, even when it inconveniences us.

I owe the kids at The First Tee my gratitude, for re-filling me with wonder and for getting me out of my comfort zone and into an inspired place. Sometimes I need a dose of my own medicine and I’m reminded of a phrase I often use with clients, “Get out-of-the-box and Get with us.”

This group of kids created a song close to their hearts and lifted me up along the way. Community giving can reap rewards that almost make us feel selfish!

Here’s the chorus lyric:

The First Tee set the stage for me
Filled my life with lots of opportunities
Making connections through networking
Now I have a go-to team
The First Tee set the stage for me

Building your team through helping others will bring your ROI to a new level. The emotional impact on your team will boost engagement and camaraderie.

About Billy Kirsch

Billy is a Grammy & Emmy nominated, CMA & ACM award winning songwriter with numerous Top 10 hits to his credit. His team building programs and keynote speaking presentations help people tap into their creative abilities to become more innovative and engaged in their work. Clients include Fortune 100 companies and organizations throughout the world.