Bond and Connect

Are you seeing lack of connection or fewer peer-to-peer relationships on your hybrid team?

We used academic research to find proven solutions for your company.

Share SAME food or drink at the SAME time.

Researchers studying collaboration found people eating the same food could build trust 75% faster and reach agreement 2X more quickly than people and find win-win scenarios twice as fast as people without the shared meal.

Have meaningful conversations
requiring reflection.

Researchers found a 45-minute conversation premised on questions that require ‘reflection’ create rapid interpersonal connection. Participants who showed deepest reflection were rated ‘more trustworthy’ than people with whom subjects had 5+ year relationship.

Go from ‘small talk’ to ‘big talk’ with your team.

In a cross-cultural study, researchers found that ‘connection’ forms only when parties both share a perspective and explain its origins. While ‘small talk’ develops perceptions of ‘reliability’,  only perspective-centric conversations establish meaningful connection.

Be willing to be embarrassed, encourage others to do same.

Researchers found embarrassment builds connection. Participants watched videos of people describing embarrassing moments and reported perceiving those individuals as more generous and trustworthy. So slurp your soup, spill your coffee, drop your cheese.

Recommended experiences
leveraging proven team bonding concepts

Wine Tasting in the Spirit of ‘Appreciation’

Includes Kit

Includes Kit

International-Ready

International-Ready

Non-Alcoholic Option

Non-Alcoholic Option

(1,672)

Share the same food and drink while discussing what the past year has caused you to appreciate. This experience is as much about creating easy way to bond as it is about wine.

Swirl, Sniff, Slurp and Swallow – An Olive Oil Tasting

Includes Kit

Includes Kit

Vegan Option

Vegan Option

International-Ready

International-Ready

Non-Alcoholic Option

Non-Alcoholic Option

(609)

Taste olive oils and create a shared way to characterize something no one on your team knows how to describe. Very high sensory engagement causes team connection to transcend distance. 

Cheese Pairing Experience – Three Flights of Flavor

Includes Kit

Includes Kit

Vegan Option

Vegan Option

International-Ready

International-Ready

Non-Alcoholic Option

Non-Alcoholic Option

(1,264)

Team builds three cheese pairings that create a rich neurosensory experience where team shares memories triggered by food. Leads to surprising levels of sharing and engagement.

Strengthening connections for the world’s best companies.
Google
Amazon
Facebook
Pinterest
Slack
Bain & Company
Dell
Microsoft
Bill & Melinda Gates foundation
McKinsey & Company
Accenture
a16z
Datadog
Workday
HashiCorp
Puppet
ThermoFisher Scientific
Rodan+Fields
Johnson & Johnson
Abbott
Verily
First Republic Bank

Would you like to learn more?

We would be happy to help you select the best experience for your team.