70% of lost productivity costs due to employee wellness challenges come through absenteeism, overtime, turnover, temp staffing, administration, replacement training and customer dissatisfaction.
It’s proven that healthy employees are more productive and enjoy their jobs the most.
More and more companies are integrating employee wellness strategies to enhance corporate culture and productivity. They’re seeing some real results! Corporate wellness is a complex, long-term investment. Culinary team building programs should be part of your strategy.
Cooking as a team…
- encourages creativity;
- fosters self-confidence & self-esteem;
- instills values amongst team;
- and promotes health & wellness.
The Great Appetizer Challenge: Little Dishes, Big Health Benefits
First, your group is divided into teams. Each team is then challenged to create appetizers that look great and taste great (no pigs in a blanket here). TeamBonding provides all of the necessary ingredients, utensils, and recipes.
Once the cooking is complete, all of the tempting creations will be showcased on a Grand Buffet for all participants to share and enjoy. In the event’s ﬁnale, the judges will select a champion based on taste, presentation, team work, and leadership.
What does your team do to boost employee wellness? Have you ever cooked as a team?
At TeamBonding we love having the chance to help our clients give back and helping their communities. It’s even better when we can help companies focus on their corporate social responsibilities and actually have an impact instead of creating vague initiatives. Part of the fun for us is coming up with new ideas and creating new programs to continue giving back. We have a variety of programs from our Charity Bike Build and Team Teddy Rescue Bear programs, Operation Military Care to provide care packages to our troops, all the way to Paws for a Cause where you make dog beds, pull toys, or cat scratchers for animals in shelters – among so many other charitable program options!
Mention team building and you’ll see a lot of eye rolls. Mention that you’ve planned a team building event and the room will fill with groans. To a lot of people, team building feels like a corporate buzzword synonymous with forced participation, uncomfortable interaction and just a means to an end. Some think of it as purely a waste of time, taking them away from work they could be doing.
We have an exciting year of trade shows lined up! From ice sculpting demonstrations to battling with bows & arrows, our team is ready to bring the fun to these events across the country. Will you be in attendance at any of these shows?! If so, be sure to swing by our booth and say hello!
When it’s summer time, head outside to enjoy the rays and blue skies. DYI (Do it yourself) outdoor team building is a great way to learn new activities while surrounded by fun company and building strong bonds.
Communication affects teamwork in positive and negative ways. The quantity and quality of communication within a team and from leadership affects teamwork. The more collaboration your projects require the more assertive and intentional your communication should be. Every member of the team needs to take the initiative to communicate. When a team is not actively communicating, their work is at stake. It’s important for everyone to learn how to communicate effectively in order to work effectively. (more…)
It’s one thing to create an atmosphere of trust and a feeling of camaraderie between employees when they’re all in the same building 40 or so hours a week.
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