Now that COVID restrictions have eased, many businesses are taking the opportunity to get their team together for a corporate event. Whether it be for team building, a corporate Christmas function or a celebration of great results, we have the perfect corporate event venue on the Mornington Peninsula that will create an inspiring environment for your team. In this blog post, we will let you in on the benefits that a corporate team building event can have on company culture, staff morale, and productivity, as well as the best activities for team building.
Many business owners do not make the time for events and activities that promote bonding within their staff, but studies have shown that team building can improve employee performance. For example, one study found that there was a positive correlation between team building and team performance, and that quality team building activities lead to a more cohesive workplace. Having an environment of trust, respect and honesty is the only way that employees will be able to work well as a team and to feel that they have the support to go above and beyond in the workplace. Not only does team building improve interpersonal relations among staff, but studies have also shown that team building has cognitive and coordination benefits. One study showed that employees cognitive performance improved with team building activities. The study also found that employees were more likely to coordinate their work to improve productivity after team building interventions. While it may seem counterproductive to spend resources on team building activities, the science shows that corporate team building events can have huge impacts on productivity. Fostering good relationships in the workplace is a great way to improve outcomes and ensure that your team are able to reach their full potential.
Just an hour away from Melbourne, Green Olive at Red Hill is the ideal location for small, relaxed corporate events, casual conferences and team building days. The picturesque views of the vineyard, olive grove and dam create the perfect atmosphere for a relaxed work function where colleagues can inspire, create and bond. Our most popular corporate package is our Ultimate Cook Off, a fun cooking competition that challenges employees to create the best dish under the guidance of our experienced chefs. The staff will be split into two teams; one will learn how to make fresh pasta and the other will learn how to make handmade sausages, and whichever team’s dish is judged to be the best wins! Corporate cooking classes help bond employees through team work, problem solving and a little bit of healthy competition! As a bonus, your team will get to enjoy a delicious meal of their own creation with a glass of Estate wine - a great reward for lots of hard work!
Alternatively, all of your team can take part in one cooking class and either learn how to create pasta or sausages. Our Fresh Pasta Making Class covers everything pasta; such as types of flour used in pasta, dough making, equipment you will need and ingredients used in filled pasta’s such as tortellini. You will learn to mix the ingredients and then knead, rest, roll and cut the dough to shape. This is a hands on, step by step class which will also cover pasta fillings that your team can hand pick from our farm garden. Our Handmade Sausage Making Class will show you everything about bratwurst sausage making; from the best cuts of meat to use, how to grind meat, herbs and seasonings to use and how to fill natural sausage casings through to the different ways to cook sausages. You will use spices and fresh herbs from our garden to individually season your own batch of sausages.
We also have a variety of packages available for corporate Christmas events, product launches and conferences. You can enquire about our corporate events here, and we will work with you to create the perfect day our for your staff. We’re looking forward to seeing you and your team at the farm soon!