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Lunch & Learns: A Path to Employee Engagement

Having trouble finding the time to get a training session up and running? Try a lunch and learn.

A lunch & learn program is a great way to foster community and continuous learning in your organization as well as to demonstrate your commitment to the ongoing growth and development of your employees. It is a 30-45 minutes training or presentation session facilitated by an internal/external source to employees during a lunch hour.

The sweet spot of this concept is both the accessibility and less formal structure. It offers and incentive when the company provides lunch.  A session may cover important issues and promote an open platform of information for employees.

The American Management Association, offers some benefits to your organization hosting a Lunch & Learn.

Key Benefits of Lunch & Learns

  1.  Makes excellent use of time, which is already limited throughout the day.
  2. Informal setting allows an open channel for understanding.
  3. Group training reinforces the overall company culture.
  4. Creates critical awareness for issues at hand.
  5. Effectively introduces any new organizational initiatives.
  6. Boosts employee morale.
  7. Builds and maintains teamwork skills.
  8. Enhances team communication.
  9. Advances other company training initiatives.
  10. Raises the motivation level necessary for fulfilling company objectives.

Overall, a Lunch & Learn offers an open channel for information flow and training. Whether your goal is professional & personal development, skill set training, or even life skills, Lunch & Learns can result in a boost in employee motivation and skills needed for a valuable and successful work experience.

Schedule your session today with Exodus, An Independent Certified Member of The John Maxwell Team: 912-515-6958.

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