Your Job Performance Improves
People who volunteer are resourceful, creative, – and have incredible staying power on the job. An international tax partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Oren Penn spent eight weeks on a corporate service fellowship to improve health in a remote Indian community, Orissa, one of the poorest areas of India. Penn worked with colleagues from the Netherlands and Mexico to ease severe poverty and unsafe health conditions in Orissa's ignored community of "untouchables." Working as an effective team in Orissa made him a much more effective team leader back home. "I've raised my game in terms of how I approach what I do, " Penn says. "In my view, this is the best way to enjoy work, enhance your performance, and elevate all parts of your life as well."