Increasingly, we need to support our employees and teams to have the right questions, not the right answers. Supporting an intentional moment of reflection following a community volunteering experience, being open to possibilities and really learning from the community as experts in their own solutions are some strategies that support this.
1/3 of Canadians volunteer with the support of their employer. Through support of heart-led employee community engagement strategies, companies can expand the number of informed, engaged, empathic global citizens in Canada. Exactly the kind of people who can help our country, our communities, and even our businesses, build back better!
As you look forward to National Volunteer Week, I would encourage you to build not just more volunteering activities, but more concrete organizational practices that support your employees on their journey towards greater empathy, and help them recognize how they can turn that into action.