Lunch is a necessary part of the workday, and can be an efficient way to sneak team building in. A Harvard study of firefighters found that eating lunch together was not only great for team building, but also improved work performance significantly. Firefighters’ collaborative behaviors as much as doubled when their team ate lunch together versus when they ate separately.
Office lunches are a great way to build relationships at the office, boost morale, and keep your team productive and happy. That said, employees’ varied diets and diverse food preferences can make planning a healthy office lunch a logistical nightmare.