Since the last decade, we have seen thousands of small start-up businesses coming up in the creativity field. Most of the workers of such firms simply stare at their computers all day long as their job requires and there is hardly any communication between the co-workers. With the advancement in the field of technology, many people have also started working from home and thus there is no communication whatsoever.
These team building activities and collaborative methods should be introduced in such businesses where there is not much communication among the coworkers and employees. Socializing and communicating will help in the development of a bond among the workers. This, in turn, will improve the working environment and also revitalize the businesses. Such games and activities help in improving communication and morale of the workers. It is a motivational effort and helps in productivity. Each worker and co-worker will learn about the strengths and weaknesses of each other which will not only help them get to know each other well, but also become the key factor for the success of the business. See this page for more info on team building.
One such fun activity which definitely helps in bringing the team together is the team building cooking class. Since communicating, problem solving, planning and trust building are the four aspects of such an activity, a culinary class has it all. Through such a class, employees will see communication and creativity getting improved along with the honing of the competitive edge in each. Kitchen is the perfect place for trying such team building effort as employees will feel at home in such a place.
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• A dish
A team can be given the job of making an award worthy dish. There will be communication when the team members speak to each other and discuss how they will prepare the dish. Some will also act upon their leadership skill and come forward as natural leaders without following the company’s hierarchy. The independence and freedom enjoyed by the members will be immense and extremely different from the usual traditional roles which they follow at their workplace. Thus, each member will interact with each other in their own way irrespective of their hierarchy.
Creativity will get enhanced and honed as meal presentation is an important part of the fun activity. Each member will have to think out of the box and bring in their creativity skills at the table. The entire dish from start to end will have inputs from each member and thus the final dish will be an outcome of their team’s effort. Therefore, trust building will also get improved.
Since the team is fighting for the prize, competition comes in and thus brings in the best in all. The accomplishment will help enhance the competitive edge in each employee.