How Social Responsibility Encourages Employees and Improves Public Relations

At 2313 Inc. we encourage our employees to be actively involved in the local Farmington Hills community. We also strive to make regular philanthropy a way of life.

2313 Inc How Social Responsibility Encourages Employees and Improves Public Relations

Social Responsibility inspires employees to do their best on the job and contribute to the wellbeing of the community.

Improving society is a core value of many companies doing business today. CEOs and employees have learned that a work culture committed to philanthropy also improves their bottom line. It’s true—social responsibility is good for business. Here’s how:

  • It improves public perception of the company, resulting in heightened company trust
  • It allows employees to gain a wider perspective of the world and understand how the skills they have gained can translate across many areas of their lives
  • It personifies the company into a force for change and good, not simply a for-profit endeavor
  • It gives the company a competitive edge in the market
  • It cultivates greater employee satisfaction and loyalty

Employees today have a greater opportunity to make a difference in their communities by finding volunteering opportunities at work. For example, 2313 Inc.’s support of Operation Smile allows the team to contribute to philanthropic causes and make a difference on a global scale. Our work with Operation Smile provides a positive example of social responsibility to our clients, employees, and business professionals.

Every employee has valuable skills to offer nonprofit organizations, from the ability to take photos at events, to making children laugh during medical missions, to organizing fundraisers. By offering their particular strengths and resources, employees can make a meaningful contribution to those in need.

A company’s public image can be swayed with of its social responsibility programs and how aware the public is about those programs. Anyone will usually say they feel more comfortable supporting a company that does its part to help with the community and support humanitarian work. It’s worth letting the public know about the great projects and charities you support. Companies can even improve their public image by supporting nonprofits through fundraisers, volunteering, and strong partnerships. By promoting these efforts and letting the public know about their support, companies increase their chances of becoming favorable in the eyes of consumers.

Anyone in the company can make a difference and contribute in his or her own way. If you’re interested in making a difference in the lives of people in need, start your search at work. You may find a program that will be happy to have your support.

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The Best Strategies for Eliminating Negative Thoughts


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Many people struggle with negative thoughts and negative patterns of thinking. The power of these thoughts can seem overwhelming, because one though leads to another, which leads to another, and it quickly snowballs, and it often ends up making us feel anxious or depressed. It’s easy to see why this happens – scientists think that our minds are slightly biased towards negativity as a survival instinct. But the good news is that we can easily overcome these patterns, and replace our negative thoughts with positive ones, and feel happy every day. Here’s how:

Speak your thoughts

Sometimes our negative thoughts are simply our emotions bottled up inside us and left to fester and grow. When we are able to talk about these feelings with someone else, it can be a huge relief. Getting your feelings out is what makes counseling and therapy so effective for some people, because if we talk about our negative thoughts and feelings, it’s like setting them free.

Talk to someone you trust, and explain the way you feel and what you’re thinking about it, even it sounds silly. They may be able to offer advice to help you, or they may just be someone willing to listen. But once you’re able to release the thoughts, you can move on to feeling like yourself again.

Breathing exercises

Negative thoughts move fast, spinning around our heads and jumping from one to the next like a pinball. It can be hard to control these thoughts when they’re moving quickly, and this causes a lot of stress, both physical and mental. We need to slow down our breathing to bring our body and mind back down from its heightened state of arousal.

It’s really very simple. Instead of trying to take deep breaths, just focus on your breathing. Pay attention to each inhale and exhale. This is part of mindful meditation, and it’s an effective way to calm your mind and eliminate the negative thoughts. Some people even suggest thinking of each exhale as releasing the negativity from your body and mind.

Separate from your thoughts

We tend to feel intimately connected with our thoughts, but the odd truth is that we don’t have to be. With practice, we can actually separate from our negative thoughts, and start to see them for what they are: just thoughts.

The way to do this is to mentally step away from your thoughts and “watch” them pass by. One way to do this is to imagine that your thoughts are projected upon a screen and you’re watching them like a movie, flickering past. A thought appears on the screen, and then it’s gone and another comes, and another comes, and soon your negative thoughts don’t seem so important anymore and you can feel free and in control of your mind once again. It doesn’t have to be a screen, it could be perhaps a stream of water, or really anything you choose. The point is to separate from the thoughts, see them for what they are, and try to just watch them pass through until they’re gone.

Hopefully these strategies will be helpful in eliminating negative thoughts. There are many other helpful tips out there, so find what works best for you, try more than one, and begin making a habit out of thinking and feeling positive.

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