Did you know that eating chocolate regularly can help you live longer? It’s true! Chocolate helps lower your blood pressure, according to a Harvard Study.
It’s proven that healthy employees are more productive and enjoy their jobs the most. Encouraging healthier lifestyles boosts employee performance.
The Facts About Chocolate
Chocolate is not only good for you, it’ll boost your mood and your brain power when you really need it. A University of Nottingham researcher found that drinking certain types of cocoa increases blood flow to key parts of the brain for 2 to 3 hours.
Swiss scientists (shocking!) found that when very anxious people ate an ounce and a half of dark chocolate every day for two weeks, their stress hormone levels were significantly reduced. Other long-term researcher in Oxford University and Norway found that those who consumed flavanol-rich chocolate, wine, or tea scored significantly higher on cognitive tests than those who didn’t.
Influencing Team Communication
Better moods. Healthier employees. A more productive team. Sounds great, right?
Time pressure and mood have several specific impacts on the way that teams communicate. The quantity and efficiency of communication increased under time pressure. Teams in happy moods also have enhanced team awareness, more anticipatory communication patterns and more detailed verbal responses to teammates than those in sad moods.
Practicing Effective Communication Skills
The Chocolate Company Challenge combines time pressure through team building exercises and mood enhancement through chocolate. This enables teams to practice heighten communication – higher quantity, more efficient and anticipatory. Besides, who doesn’t love chocolate?!
Your team will also learn new fun facts. Did you know that milk chocolate wasn’t created until 1887? That is because solid chocolate wasn’t created for hundreds of years after its creation as a liquid, when it was consumed as a drink by Aztecs.
With customizable choices like Chocolate Bingo, CSI Chocolate, A Bridge Over Chocolate Waters, your company can build stronger bonds, boost effective communication skills and enjoy chocolate at the same time. This popular and flexible event is perfect for any company or circumstance.
What tactics are you used to enhance collaboration? Has food helped you develop effective communication skills? Share your stories with us!
What happens when you find yourself, and your employees in a work rut? Don’t worry, it’s pretty common. That’s why TeamBonding is here! When you don’t have anything new, inspiring, or challenging happening in the workplace, you may find you and your employees in a work rut. Let’s talk about these 4 tips for getting out of a rut at work!
Virtual Reality Now Available As A High Tech, High Touch Team Building Event Let’s travel in time back to the ’90s when Virtual Reality now known as VR concept was just a thought? There were some prototypes, but unfortunately, they were far from becoming a reality. The only VR devices that were on the market by that time were heavy, huge machines that weren’t portable at all.
I can get inspiration from anywhere but I never thought it would be from my neighborhood fast food place. Truth is, it’s not just my neighborhood restaurant, McDonald’s is one of the most successful worldwide brands and they just introduced a similar strategy to my company. Maybe they were inspired by us?
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.
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