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!
The corporate world is experiencing a massive shift. A new generation is entering the workforce, many are retiring, and the formula for leadership is being re-invented. Dictatorships are giving way to collective organizational vision creation. Our titles, age, or departmental role do not define us. Focus is shifting from individual acceleration to purpose-driven teamwork. (more…)
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 to improve teamwork. (more…)
We learn early in our lives that it’s better to win, and in order to win, we need to be competitive.
“Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision.”- Henry Kissinger In order to lead, sometimes it is necessary to inspire. Leaders invoke the passion and drive into their team in order for hard work to be done. Team bonding quotes have the ability to encourage, but they also allow us to remember the great leaders of the past.
Turnover Formula: Employee turnover is the percentage of workers who leave your organization, the employment relationship ends and they are replaced by someone new. Attrition is different. This generally refers to the end of the employment relationship due to retirement or job elimination or employee death. When attrition occurs, the position is not filled with a new employee.
Team building applies to any field, even a football field. Following my favorite sports teams is my number one hobby! It’s fascinating to see how the most intense sports teams perform; the way they communicate, work together and understand each other. As fans, we care about the win! However, we have no idea what effort goes on behind the scenes. I realize that to have such a fierce demeanor as a team, it takes some work, teamwork. For players to cooperate, commit, and triumph, they first establish a fundamental core with team building.
As summer time ticks away the stores have gone from seasonal sections of gardening and outdoor to school supplies. Aisles upon aisles filled with everything from erasers and rulers to back packs and water bottles. There is a palpable excitement amongst the youngest of school goers as the seasons change from summer to school.
Don’t have the big budget for a team building extravaganza? No worries! We’ve got you covered with plenty of Do-It-Yourself Team Building Products you can choose from in our DIY Store. You don’t always need tons of time or money for a big team building activity or retreat.
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