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!
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.
Team building brings people together by encouraging collaboration and teamwork. Fun activities that help people see each other in a different light allow them to connect in a different setting. People on your team are asked to think about the implications of these activities at their workplace.
Don’t have the big budget for a team building extravaganza? No worries! We’ve got you covered with plenty of DIY activities you can choose from in our DIY Store. You don’t always need tons of time or money for a big team retreat. Take a look at some of our most popular DIY activities down below.
Company culture is becoming a more important aspect of the workplace. Now more than ever, companies are going all out to provide a wonderful experience for their employees. The focus has shifted to making sure they’re happy, engaged and having fun at work. After all, it’s a big factor when choosing where to work. Having fun is key to effectively managing and improving employees’ productivity as it contributes directly to your company culture. It also improves teamwork, builds better trusting relationships and can help increase retention rates.
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