Company uses fun run to bond
Team building is the most important investment a company can make – it builds trust, eases conflict, encourages communication, and increases collaboration.
This is the wisdom of Shereen Houzet, the admin manager at The Motorland group in East London.
The new and pre-owned vehicle sales outfit will be the biggest corporate group at this year’s SPAR Daily Dispatch Fun Run, having entered 80 staffers and their family members in the corporate team building activity.
Houzet said they were reinforcing the importance of corporate social activities as well as just simply having fun. “We decided it would be an awesome team building activity.
“Besides having fun, the run is for a good cause, and there is a lot that happens out there that we are not aware of because we are always stuck in our offices busy with our business. So this is a chance to reach out a hand and help those less fortunate.”
The SPAR Daily Dispatch run is on Sunday November 25, and starts at 9am at the Orient Theatre pool.
Daily Dispatch marketing manager Jennilee Peremore said: “What makes the event unique is our large group of disability entries. Our race proves that disability does not mean inability.
“The SPAR Daily Summer Fun Run is a fun way for corporates to connect with the East London community – their customers – and to show them they are invested in the city and the people who live here,” said Peremore. “Not only do people come together in a fun way to welcome summer, but we will also be supporting a very worthy cause, the Sweethearts Foundation.
“The Sweethearts Foundation is an NPO that collects plastic bottle tops and bread tags and recycles them in exchange for custom-made wheelchairs.”
To enter online, visit the Facebook page of the SPAR Daily Dispatch Summer Fun Run or get entry forms at any of these stores or offices: Sportmans Warehouse;
Wild Coast FM’s Office; or
Entries can win prizes:
Online entrants: R20,000 in SPAR vouchers;
If a winner is under 16 they will also receive a R50 Wakaberry voucher or R50 PNA voucher;
For corporates, team entries get a special discount. For every 10 people entered, the corporate pays only R55 per entry. Entry fees are: 8km adults – R70;
8km U16 – R50;
8km Corporate (min 10 people) – R55 each;
4km adults – R60;
4km U16 – R30; and
4km team entries (min 10 people) – R55 each...