Teambuilding gets a bad rap. Thanks to traditional teambuilding activities like the human knot and charades, employees often think it's hokey and contrived. It doesn't have to be that way, however. If you choose the right activity, employees will go from loathing teambuilding to loving it.
Which begs the question: What is the right activity? If your group is like most other groups, the answer is easy: anything that involves food.
"More than 75 percent of travelers have been motivated to visit a destination because of a food or beverage activity," reports Successful Meetings. "With so many people interested in food tourism, it's no surprise that meeting venues are capitalizing on consumers' growing appetite for all things epicurean. In addition to chef-driven restaurants and onsite gardens, they're offering food-themed teambuilding activities for groups."
Options range from sushi-making classes and "Iron Chef" competitions to cupcake decorating workshops and "line-to-table" fishing.
Whatever the activity, food is the secret ingredient that will take teambuilding from "terrible" to "tasty."