Food creates common ground. We all need food to nourish ourselves. Food is usually the anchor of celebrations big and small, the waypoint to bring families together regularly and tells stories of cultures and traditions just by being on the table. When I was an elected official, I turned to food to build bridges in a divisive political climate.
When team members take the time to get to know one another, they develop mutual respect that can build a more effective and inclusive workplace environment. Next time you are considering what to do to bring your team together, look no further than the kitchen.