Last night, the Old Town Media staff banded together in two competing teams to create a culinary masterpiece during a Team Building class at The Cooking Studio. Well, almost a culinary masterpiece. Let’s just say that while none of us are quitting our day jobs to become chefs, we did learn a lot about how our team works together to achieve a common goal.
As anyone who works in a group setting knows, cooperation is the key to getting things done. This is especially true in the corporate world where partnership and communication can mean the difference between dazzling success and abject failure. When people don’t see eye-to-eye on business matters, it muddies the waters and makes it that much harder to come to an agreeable outcome for all involved.
A wise man once said, “A team that cooks together, stays together.” Studies show that humans are social animals, and when people cook and eat together, they bond. There’s something about breaking bread that is really powerful, especially in close-knit communities (including offices).
By signing up for a corporate cooking class, you can encourage group interaction and team cohesion. When employees have a chance to unwind and get to know each other outside of work in a fun environment, those bonds and special moments will carry over from the kitchen to the office. What does this mean for your team? Improved employee collaboration and productivity. Two things that all business owners and managers would love to see.