Team bonding is essential for employee engagement

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Are you looking for new ways to keep your remote employees engaged and avoid burnout in 2023?

Bonding through a shared activity outside of work is an exciting way to make your team feel more connected and develop better communication. And what could be more powerful in creating a bond than cooking and enjoying a delicious meal together? And from your own home! 

We’re all aware that worker productivity, employee retention and employee happiness are all crucial factors that contribute to a company’s success. According to a study by the Society for Human Resource Management, engaged employees are more likely to stay with their company and are more productive than disengaged employees.

One effective way to improve these factors is by bringing the team together to celebrate and bond. One particularly effective way to do this is by taking a class together, such as a cooking or art class.

Participating in a class together allows employees to take a break from their daily routine and bond with their colleagues in a fun and relaxed setting. They can stop thinking about work and enjoy special moments with their team. This can help to increase employee satisfaction and motivation, which in turn can lead to improved productivity and retention.

A study by the Harvard Business Review found that companies with a strong sense of community among employees had lower turnover rates and higher productivity. Furthermore, a survey by the National Business Group on Health found that companies with employee wellness programs, such as cooking and art classes, had healthier and more engaged employees.

Cooking classes, for example, can be a great way to bring people together and foster teamwork. These classes can be tailored to the specific interests and skill levels of the group, making them inclusive and enjoyable for everyone. Not only do employees learn new cooking techniques, but they also get to know their colleagues better and develop stronger relationships. Plus, they end with a meal to feed their family! 

Art classes can also be a great way to build camaraderie among employees. These classes allow employees to tap into their creative side and create something unique and meaningful. Not only do they have fun, but they also have something to remind them of the experience, which can foster memories that strengthen bonds.

In summary, taking a class together, such as a cooking or art class, can be an effective way to improve worker productivity, employee retention and employee happiness. It allows employees to bond in a fun and relaxed setting, away from the pressures of work, which can lead to improved morale, motivation, and satisfaction. Studies have shown that companies with engaged employees are more productive and have lower turnover rates. Employee wellness programs such as cooking and art classes can help to create a sense of community among employees, which can lead to improved employee engagement and overall company success.

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Anja Lee

  • Founder of Anja Lee & Company, Anja Lee Catering and Silicon Chef (our company arm of Team-Building Cooking Competitions)
  • Food Network's Supermarket Stakeout CHAMPION! Season 4, Episode 13
  • Competitor in the Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen
  • Chef for the Golden State Warriors & Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Cookbook author of 2 Cookbooks
  • World traveling culinary artist and master cooking & wine tasting instructor

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