Cutting right to the chase, givers win. It’s a counter-intuitive idea, since logic intimates that winning is in the “getting”. Backing this assertion, the world renowned non-profit academic medical center Cleveland Clinic supports the notion that givers win. The Cleveland Clinic research study on gifting shows that “giving is also good for the giver — boosting physical and mental health.” Goodness knows we can all use a healthy boost. Especially when it can be available so easily and with no bitter pill to swallow. While a parallel can be drawn between corporate gifting and philanthropy, as referenced in the Cleveland Clinic study, the fact remains. It’s better to give than to receive. Why not start with buying gift cards for employees and building engagement with stakeholders. Winning is in the gift giving.
Gift Giving is Good For Your Health
The physical and existential rewards of giving are deep. Here’s what a Cleveland Clinic study revealed about the health and wellness of gift givers*.
- Lower blood pressure
- Increased self-esteem
- Less depression
- Lower stress levels
- Longer life
- Greater happiness
Go ahead and give.
You just may be surprised at how much you’ll get. It won’t take long before you see what we mean by winning is in the gift giving.