Moustache Season 2011
Each November men across the world neglect to shave their upper lip in order to support prostate cancer and testicular cancer initiatives. But as Moustache Season draws closer, can supporting a worthwhile cause such as Movember bring benefits to both the charities involved and your business?
Having raised ┬ú106m since its humble beginnings in 2003, the Movember movement has been taken up by nearly 500,000 people worldwide and helped to raise the awareness of menΓÇÖs health issues in a fun and comical way.
But why would you want to encourage your staff to down razors and grow their facial fungus for an entire month?
#1 ΓÇô Create a Fun & Engaging Workplace
While the sight of a finely groomed moustache is an impressive sight in its own right, the team spirit created through getting people involved can deliver a boost to productivity and general levels of engagement amongst employees.
#2 ΓÇô Pull Departments Together
Because the noble Tache is easy to pick out, employees, or even entire departments, that would ordinarily have little or no interaction can be brought together by a common cause, perhaps improving relationships, understanding and the internal communications within your business.
#3 ΓÇô Boost Your Company Reputation
Not only is the money raised something to shout about, but a set of masterful moustaches also makes a great picture opportunity! Why not contact your local newspaper about your facial feat?
#4 ΓÇô Send a Positive Health Message
Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men here in the UK, with around 100 men diagnosed each day and one man dying from it every hour. By helping to raise the level of awareness more cases may be caught in the early stages, increasing the chance of successful treatment.
To learn more about getting your business involved in Movember, as well as a full list of the benefits that taking part can bring to your company, visit uk.movember.com