Think about how much fun you have with family and friends during special especially when it comes to food. Food—those recipes that are handed down, the new ones that you create, even the time spent in the kitchen as well as the time spent eating—are part and parcel of our memories and our shared traditions. We laugh over ridiculous dishes or cooking failures, and we exclaim over things that delight our taste buds. Food has power—but that power doesn’t end at home. In fact, food at the holidays can have power, particularly when you’re battling over the difficulty you might have with productivity during this busy time of year.
There are lots of distractions that your employees might have during the holidays, but you can use those to your advantage when you integrate food. For example, you might have a catered lunch that involves brainstorming for the year ahead. How else can you tackle holidays and productivity? This graphic (thank you, Zerocater) for these ideas.