Whether it’s the Kerrytown Kindlefest, the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra’s “Sing-Along with Santa” concert or St. Joe’s Holiday Ball, you’ll find lots of fun-filled, family-friendly things to do and see during this holiday season in Ann Arbor. You can even create your own fun by participating in a holiday team building activity with your colleagues at work. What better way to celebrate the holidays than to give back to the community while getting to know your co-workers a little better? Talk about honoring the true reason for the season!
Let’s face it, things are tough out there for lots of Michiganders, but you can help smooth the way to a bit of holiday cheer for a few families by donating some of your time and talent. Holiday team building activities such as bike assembly workshops and toy donation campaigns are priceless opportunities to get away from the office grind, get to know your co-workers on a more personal level, and learn more about the needs of people in your community. The more successful you strive to be, the harder you work, the longer your hours and the narrower your perspective. When your eyes are on the corporate prize – a bonus, a raise, a promotion – you can lose sight of the bigger picture and lose touch with other aspects of your own character as well.
Holiday team building activities are therapeutic opportunities to get back in touch with the world outside the four walls of the corporate office. You don’t just get a chance to smell the coffee, you get to make the coffee – at a homeless shelter or a domestic violence rescue center. You get to find out what you’re made of while making something for someone else. Neither the size of the gift nor the amount of time you contribute diminish the significance of the effort you’ve made.