When you’re at work, naturally your primary focus is getting your work done. However, while it’s important to be a good employee who gets their work done, it’s important to make connections with the people you work with. As many people can confirm, it can be much harder to get your work done when these connections don’t exist. Luckily, eating lunch provides a great opportunity to build these bonds. Here are a few reasons you should eat lunch with your coworkers.
It Can Boost Morale
Eating lunch together provides employees an opportunity to connect with each other and build rapport and morale. This also can result in increased productivity since you’ll get to know the rest of your team better and can use this information to come up with strategies to work in a more efficient way. There are few better ways to get to know someone than by sharing a meal with them, so consider eating with your coworkers!
It’s A Networking Opportunity
Unless you’re in an especially small workplace, chances are there are other employees who you don’t interact with much. While you naturally will gravitate towards those who work in the same department, it’s essential to build relationships with your other co-workers. You can use lunch as an opportunity to share ideas and resources with people who you don’t talk to. Ensure that you strike a balance between professionalism and the casual nature of eating lunch. You don’t want to bombard someone with your ideas when they’re trying to enjoy their lunch.
It Can Make You Happier
Humans are social by nature, but too often we don’t get enough social interaction in our workplaces. This can lead to us feeling worse than we usually do. Eating lunch with your coworkers allows you a chance to socialize during the workday. Doing this will allow to share your successes and struggles and to see that you’re not alone in how you’re feeling.
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When you work with The Abundance Catering Company, you get a partner that understands how important it is that your coworkers or students are satisfied with the catering service. Whether you need catering for 10 people or 1,000, Abundance Catering can help.
On the day of your event, our staff will arrive on time and set up your order. We bring everything you’ll need, including paper goods, serving pieces, condiments, and ice for beverages. Just show us where to set up, and we will handle the rest!
The Abundance Catering Company specializes in corporate catering and K-12 school dining services for Anne Arundel, Howard, and Baltimore counties, as well as Baltimore City.