Here in San Diego, we are big on group activities. Large companies break their work into teams assigned to specialized projects, the Gaslamp district hosts the Zombie Walk, and the University of San Diego hosts a multitude of social clubs. That doesn't even touch Non-profit awareness-raising activities and the hubs of cultural and historical activities around the mission and Presidio Hill. 

       Naturally, many of these groups have a core of team leaders. They lead hikes, they arrange field trips, and they represent the group to the rest of the city. They take on a lot of responsibility, frequently for little remuneration, in order all our lives better. These fine people deserve to have their work bettered and a great way to do that is to give them customized embroidered shirts. How does this make their work better?

Team Cohesion

       Your team leaders form a group within a group, and their ability to pull together affects the ability of the larger group to do what they want. As an article in smallbusiness.chron.com pointed out, making a group seem prestigious is a great way to build team cohesion. Marking your team leaders as doing something worthy with custom embroidered shirts gives them an extra boost of pride in what they are doing, pulling them together and making them more willing to cooperate in order to achieve goals.

Identification In The Crowd

        Possibly the first reason that you would need to give your team leaders a shirt specially made for them is that it identifies them to other people. Who do you ask for directions to the bathroom at Comic Con? The guy with his name embroidered on his shirt. Who should the media direct questions about your non-profit to? The gal with the name embroidered on her shirt. Who should you follow when you fall behind your group while hiking? Embroidered-shirt person. New members will be able to immediately identify who can answer their questions at a meeting, and outsiders will know who to voice their complaints to if the group gets too loud.

group of volunteers in matching shirts

Provides Recognition For A Job Well Done

        Team leaders make the team go, and the responsibility involved can be huge. You want to reward them for their efforts so they keep doing it. Fortunately, a new study cited in Psychology Today found that most people find recognition for their contributions more rewarding than money in providing satisfaction. In fact, Ken Comee of Badgeville CEO said that "Workers of all ages are motivated by...status-based recognition over tangible benefits." When you give your team leaders custom embroidered shirts, you are giving them status-based recognition, and that cannot help but give your leaders the warm fuzzies. People with the warm fuzzies are happy to keep contributing their time and effort to your group.

Gives Other Team Members Something To Strive For

       Differentiating the team leaders from the rest of the membership holds those big contributors out as something to admire and emulate. It's hard to find people willing to take on the extra work sometimes, but you can make that extra work seem reasonable if the people who do it are given a visible symbol of their increased status. Regular members will want to join the special in-group and apply to be leaders when the current leaders have to take time off for whatever reason.

       Once you have decided to help your team leaders out by providing them with custom embroidered shirts, you will want to find a reliable and skilled provider of those shirts. EmbroidMe San Diego can help you there. We have been embroidering for many years now and would love to help you, so contact us for further information.