Sitting at your desk all day is not only unhealthy but it is also leading to burnout. Even though lunch breaks make people feel refreshed and ready to get back to work, recent research shows that people don’t feel comfortable stepping away from their desks to take lunch breaks. Let’s change that!
Encourage your team to unplug and reset with a catered team lunch. A Tork study shows that Americans feel more engaged and productive when they set aside a designated time for lunch every day. So, do you and your team a favor.
You could use a catered meal as a working lunch, meaning you continue to work, talk through a project, or brainstorm ideas while you eat. But you should also consider taking work out of the equation altogether, and instead use your team lunch to unwind. Inspire conversation with questions that will allow your colleagues to learn about each other and connect on a different level that they don’t usually have time to explore.
Need more reasons to offer your team a catered meal? Here are a few.
It gives your team a break.
With emails flowing in, tasks piling up, and to-do lists getting longer throughout the day, it’s easy for lunch time to pass usby. In some cases, your employees may think it is easier to stay at their desks and eat lunch while continuing to work, but that certainly isn’t the best habit. Getting your team up and away from their desks can lead to increased productivity. With a catered lunch, you’ll show your team that it is OK to take a break, clear their heads, and return to work refreshed.
It boosts your company’s culture.
Do you want to show your team how much you value them? Scheduling a regular catered lunch from a high-quality establishment can help get that message across. Treat your team every once in a while, or even on a monthly basis. It’s a great way to express your appreciation and show your support for all the hard work they do. Many companies find that offering catered lunches to employees influences retention rates. Your employees are more likely to stick around if they know you’re going out of your way to make them feel appreciated.
It builds stronger team bonds.
You work side-by-side with your coworkers every day, but you don’t always have a chance to get to know each other. Sitting down for lunch together gives teams a casual and comfortable setting to have conversations and build personal relationships. Providing a catered lunch will get your team out of the comfort zone of their desks and into an environment where they can bond. Doing this regularly will promote employee socialization and give your employees an incentive to come into the office and work hard as a team.
Catering with Elegance also offers full-service, off-site catering and event management throughout the Chicagoland area. We’ll cater your corporate meeting, team lunch, and any other work events to help make your life easier and to bring your
colleagues together. We can cater all of your off-premise corporate events, including but not limited to:
- Trade shows, expos, exhibits, vendor shows
- Holiday parties, lunches, social gatherings, networking events
- Retirements, employee appreciation, receptions
- Sales meetings, presentations, conferences
- Board meetings, management retreats, staff planning retreats
- Lunch and learn seminars, fundraisers
- Corporate cookouts, BBQ events, company picnics
Whether you’re looking for a boxed lunch or a three-course meal, Catering with Elegance has you covered. We have catered thousands of business events, and we enjoy collaborating with you to build the perfect menu.