As the celebrated English writer Virginia Woolf said, “One cannot think well, if one has not dined well”. This pearl of wisdom stands true even today, according to a Cornell University study which concludes that food acts as a kind of social glue, serving as a key element of effective team building. “Eating together is a more intimate act than looking over an Excel sheet together. That intimacy spills back into work”, say the authors.
Sharing meals promotes the tendency to collaborate, thereby promoting teamwork. Employees who ate together the most often worked the most effectively as a team. A major facet of dining with colleagues is the family-like feeling of eating together. Lunchtimes are also an excellent opportunity to strengthen your network and forge relationships that can propel your career forward.
With more and more employees preferring to eat in their offices, it is vital to understand that meals are an essential component of socialization. It is for this reason that firms need to appreciate that their expenditures on lunchrooms as investments in employee performance, offering spaces where colleagues can break bread. Thus, it is evident that there is no better place to build a team than around a food-packed table!
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