Great news! Your community spirit gives you a little Boost
You help people because you love doing the right thing, but it’s nice to know that you benefit too. New research indicates that people who help their community get better treatment from just about everyone. You’ll be surprised how much pro-social behavior improves all of your interactions.
Friends and family appreciate your pro-social contributions too. By showing others that we contribute, we let them know that we have their best interest in mind too. We all know that sending a birthday card are important, and research shows that helping community creates the same feelings of trust, warmth, and appreciation with others, even when they don’t benefit from your pro-social behavior.
Companies that help community are preferred by customers, and foster positive corporate cultures for employees. Think about every time you went to a store or chose a supplier because you trust and like them. You won’t have to think about it long before you see the power of pro-social behavior.
Don’t be shy! Showing you care helps everyone
It’s a fact, and it makes sense. Early in human history our communities were critical for our survival. When someone helped one person in the community, they were in effect helping everyone around them.
While today our social groups consist of thousands, or even millions of people for companies, the principle remains the same. Research tells us that showing community involvement triggers others to see you as a trusted asset.