“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of others.” -Charles Dickens
Giving Builds Teams
High performing teams are often individually and collectively generous. They invite vulnerability and risk taking. Similar to many successful sports teams, their winning strategy is based on “selfless play”.
Giving Improves Performance
When you lift others up, you improve motivation and job satisfaction.
Giving Creates a Healthier Workplace
Giving is caring and when people feel cared for they tend to be healthier physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Giving Improves Commitment
When we see ourselves as an interdependent community, commitment to our shared values increases.
Giving Enhances Purpose
Focusing on something larger than ourselves provides the important foundation of shared excellence, enhances purpose, and hope for the future.
How do you give at work? Include, listen, thank, accept, praise, offer, supply, care, contribute, support and yes, challenge others to be and do their best. What could you give today to improve the University community and help others do the same? Do you measure your performance by how much you give?
This post dedicated to the UC Berkeley and broader advising community – thank you for all you give to improve the lives of students each and every day.
“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”
– John Bunyan
Fun Five: Sorry, Ester feels like diving in the community giving pool today.