Promoting collaboration at work is a hot button issue for managers across industries. Similarly, companies spend a lot of time and money trying to increase employee satisfaction and improve retention. By offering employees free lunch at work, companies can address all of those major issues while saving money. Sound too good to be true? Here’s why it’s not!
Corporate Offices Lunch Provides organic team building
Forced team building, like day-long corporate Lunch retreats to complete rope courses together or fall backwards into each other’s arms, are expensive and not effective enough to justify the cost in time and money. Providing in-office lunches to your employees encourages more organic team building by creating a pleasant environment in which socializing and building relationships feels natural.
Eating as a team may help coworkers building camaraderie and foster deeper work relationships. This, in turn, can boost productivity. eating together has a long, primal tradition as a kind of social glue
Your employees need to eat whether or not you take advantage of that time to improve how they work together. “When you see the lengths businesses go in order to kick-start cross-departmental collaboration, or the need for ‘skip-level meetings’ for executives to talk to front-line employees, it’s hard not to get very animated when explaining they could have all these initiatives taking place in an event that happens naturally every day — rather than through time-consuming meetings, presentations and emails”