As an explorer of nourishing workplaces, whether that means serving your staff good food or creating a caring culture, I try to find and read all the articles published on the topic—and beyond.
Then, I share the best, most relevant ones. The ones that help fuel the global movement for better food at work. They inspired me and I hope they inspire you as well.
Here are my four recommendations for this month. They should feed (pun intended) your monthly inspiration to create a nourishing workplace. Enjoy!
Ps: If you stumble upon good reads yourself, send me a message. I’ll give you a shout-out when I share it.
1. Activist dining experiences
“There’s nothing more political than food,” said Anthony Bourdain once. Food is proving an immersive and engaging medium to raise awareness of political causes—and for food entrepreneurs (and not only) these platforms and initiatives offer a way to combine craft, commerce, and purpose.
2. There Is a Free Lunch, After All. It’s at the Office.
“What was once an extra is now a necessity, as companies give their employees free ice cream and beer, Pop-Tarts and prime rib — often with an agenda attached.” A great overview about the status of free corporate food by Priya Krishna.
3. Kickoff Kit: Tools to Help Teams Work Better Together
Need some tools to help your team work better? The New York Times team shares its Kickoff Kit, a series of exercises that help people get to know each other faster. I use exercises similar every time I start working with a new team. It’s amazing how much you can learn about a person in such a short time through quizzes and games!
4. La visione di Brunello Cucinelli: «Non temete il futuro, siate per bene e passeggiate nei boschi»
Brunello Cucinelli is an Italian fashion entrepreneur who is renowned worldwide for his humanistic and social approach to entrepreneurship. The landing page of his website sums it up greatly: “The great dream of my life has always been to work for the moral and economic dignity of mankind….” For those of you who can read Italian, this article perfectly describes his philosophy.
I curated this list of articles and originally published them on Pausa Pranzo. Pausa Pranzo is my monthly newsletter that highlights ideas on how to revolutionize food in the workplace, create community, and care for each other at work. If you want to read original content before anyone else, sign up for the newsletter below.