Use Chocolate to Boost Effective Communication Skills

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?!

chocolate boosts effective communication skills

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!

Emily DeCarolis

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