Sydney, Australia (PressExposure) August 26, 2009 -- Now, more than ever, the importance of retaining and motivating star performers is a high priority. With the current economic uncertainty, employers need increasingly productive employees and a positive work space to ensure revenue security.
Cheeky Food Group offers a team building experience with a very real benefit - everyone working toward the one goal...a three course sit-down meal. Leona Watson, Director of Cheeky Food Group says, "Our team building events are an effective and interactive way to reward your team for their hard work and to illustrate that if they work together, it's far easier than against each other. In economic downturns, staff can feel unsure about their job security, which often erupts into competitiveness. A team activity where everyone is the winner, rather than creating a few elite stars, is critical for creating a sense of unity and success."
Cheeky Cooking Events are unique as they create a fun, yet professional environment where everyone interacts with ease. Cooking together is a great leveler as you don't need to be an athlete or have nerves of steel - or even know how to boil an egg - to contribute to the success of the meal. Watson says, "Whether you're a CEO or fresh out of university, you all chop, cook and chat together. We've noticed people tend to let their defenses down, relax, bond and enjoy a glass of wine with their colleagues or clients. It's a cost-effective way to provide a team activity, plus a delicious meal, plus the group becomes their own entertainment! Perfect for amping up the positive energy - restoring focus, rapport and overall productivity."
Philip Cronin, General Manager of Intel Australia, after attending a Cheeky Team Building Cook-Up says, "To see everyone having fun and the sense of achievement that the team got out of cooking together was immeasurable. Additionally this was one of the best events I have been involved with in a number of years."
Cheeky Food Group runs team Cook-Ups for groups of 4 - 400 people across Australia and New Zealand for conferences, off-sites and even Christmas parties, for companies of all sizes and industries. Cheeky can tailor the Cook-Up to subtly communicate key company messages and provide an upbeat atmosphere for colleagues to bond without feeling 'team-built'. Watson says, "It's just brilliant when you see the administration team making a dish with the CEO, or a sales team flambÃ©ing with their clients. And of course they get to enjoy their delicious creations together as an immediate reward. Not a bad incentive!"