The new year is a great moment to try something new if you and your team have been developing the same methods year after year. Gathering everyone on the team for a tasty and enjoyable activity is a great way to demonstrate the value of teamwork and open dialogue as resolutions for the new year are made.
In this respect, having your team participate in workplace team building cooking classes could be a great way to get everyone talking to one another. Here are some dishes to help kick off the New Year on the right foot.
Lentil Buddha Bowl Tahini-Sauced Buddha Bowl
Tofu fried and tossed in chili oil is called chili crisps.
This New Year, why not book a healthy cooking class as a team-building activity for your office?
Diverse perspectives should be welcomed and encouraged in the workplace.
To help break down barriers between employees of diverse ethnic origins, try serving a variety of dishes from throughout the world.
This is an excellent method for lowering barriers and bringing your staff closer together, and it can help employees get the ball rolling when it comes to striking up talks. The team will be more effective if members work together instead of forming smaller subgroups based on their cultural identities.
Working together is of paramount importance.
The results of a team cooking activity are more applicable to real life than other team-building exercises.
The best outcomes can only be achieved through extensive coordination while preparing a multicourse meal.
Even if one is a skilled cook on their own, the results of a team effort depend on the contributions of every member, from sourcing the ingredients to plating the dish. As a result, employees will be more likely to look out for one another and pitch in to help when something unexpected occurs.
Taking on the various responsibilities in the kitchen can teach you valuable skills for collaborating with others in the workplace.
Rising in Confidence
Naturally, more reserved individuals may find it difficult to muster the gumption necessary to introduce themselves to coworkers. Coworkers with larger personalities can easily overshadow some employees. But a cooking-themed team-building activity helps staff from different departments work together.
The satisfaction of knowing one’s contribution to a collaborative effort resulted in a sweet treat can be a great confidence booster for shy employees.
Gaining a better understanding of how to interact with others
People gain valuable social skills when they work together in the kitchen. You’ll need to practice patience as you wait for one group to finish a task before starting your own. When one individual makes a mistake, it might spoil the whole dish for everyone else. Thus, employees are taught to help each other out.