When most entrepreneurs set off to start a new venture, they are driven by the notion that their unique idea or product can add real value to people's lives. But, before business leaders can improve the well-being of customers, they first have to find ways to add value to the lives of their employees.

When my employees participate in community-building programs outside of the office it creates an unparalleled buzz inside the office. After team volunteering events, people are generally happier and more productive. The chance to work together to build something solely for the benefit of serving others is more motivating than any office perk or team-building exercise

Three reasons to engage your employees in philanthropy:
  1. Giving back fuels happiness.
  2. Community building drives team bonding.
  3. Charitable initiatives lead to job fulfillment.

Read the full article by Chirag Kulkarni at Entrepreneur