According to teambonding.com, the turnover of just one $8/hour employee will cost your company close to $4,000 once you factor in recruiting, interviewing, re-training and loss of productivity that comes from the loss.
Therefore, retention is key, especially if you want to have a successful business.
Team building helps you keep that team. It builds trust, encourages communication and increases collaboration. Effective team building means more engaged employees, which is good for company culture and productivity levels. Team members walk away feeling appreciated and valued, and employers leave with the feeling that they made the best investment they could for their company.
Not sure what team building event will be most effective? The most successful, memorable team-building events are ones that don’t feel like a day at the office. Activities that are gearing more towards leadership lessons or practical takeaways are less powerful than those that simply involve spending time together and working towards a common goal. Therefore, it’s key to create opportunities for team members to connect and interact in meaningful ways, outside of regular meetings or presentations.
Combining cooking with team building is a great way for team members to come together in new ways and be taken outside their comfort zone. Learn more about our corporate cooking challenges at www.lajollacooks4u.com or contact Jodi Abel at [email protected] for more information.