Any activity that gets employees interacting with different people promotes creativity, strengthens connections, and builds your company’s culture.
>Connect across disciplines. Interact with associates and colleagues on different teams. Learn what other departments are doing, and gain access to leaders who employees may not otherwise encounter on a regular basis.
>Build camaraderie. Sharing a meal enables individuals to connect through free-flowing interactions. These informal conversations may lead to new friendships—or brainstorming and communication about new ideas and concepts.
>Learn something. Whether it’s a new dance move, a new restaurant or an employee they’ve never met, chances are any lunch-and-learn will expose associates to something new. Learning, especially when done outside the confines of the desk, invigorates people—keeping them engaged and bringing new ideas to life.