Giving Back – With Heart
Heart is the focus of this issue of businesshealth®, literally in our exploration of cardiovascular disease, and figuratively as we discover that, in an age of global migration, giving begets giving back, and reaching out builds a foundation for successful new lives:
- Our Editorial sets the theme - doing good energizes employees, creates meaning and leads to a higher-performing workforce.
- We learn of a major initiative to give refugees a positive start, and discover how a former refugee, giving back, has created a successful company with a vision of goodness at its core.
- We find out about a physician, son of an immigrant and grandson of an orphan, who is giving back by establishing a family foundation and helping in an orphanage in India.
Giving Back and Benefits
Against the stereotype that successful businesses are mainly concerned with the bottom line, another type of value also translates into increased productivity, even though it involves giving back. This value, often associated with goodness, leads to engaged workers committed with their hearts to causes beyond the products they sell. Success can, in fact, be measured in goodness, and in ideals that inspire workers, especially youth, and make the journey through life easier and more fun for everyone. bh
“From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life”