Ever think back on what were the most successful lessons imparted to you during your school years? The ones that really stuck, like when you split into groups and got to do something fun and creative and everyone had a good time but that was the teacher's subtle way of using subterfuge and obfuscation to get something through your otherwise thick skull? Remember those?
Ever sat around at work fantasizing about adding a little spice to the ennui of office life and how completely boring things like paradigm shifts, cover sheets, and PowerPoint presentations could benefit from the therapeutic wonders of a delicious cocktail?
Wouldn't it be great if your employers got hip and with it and decided to blend the hands-on and fun approach to teaching with a work-related seminar that involves and is informed by the crafting and enjoyment of a perfect cocktail? The fine folks at Stache 1920's Drinking Den have just made that available to South Florida businesses looking to advance their productivity through staff development in a setting that gets it right.
The setup is simple: For $75 per person and designed to comfortably accommodate groups of 20 to 100, the packages will run through the basics of bartending where the seminarians will learn how to assemble a balanced cocktail through a series of group activities. In the surreptitious guise of "fun," teams will be forced to participate in out-of-the-box thinking in which they'll apply their new skills into creating a unique beverage experience using mystery ingredients.
The groups will first learn from Stache's mixology crew and get treated to a video presentation as well as cheese, appetizer, and dessert pairings. To put a little fire under their collective butts, there will be a judging of each team's final product after they brainstorm, craft, and present it. Prizes are involved, and with a long session of sampling and making cocktails, this will not be an office party involving booze that will deteriorate into the misuse of the photocopier. If anything, someone just saved themselves some bartending school fees.
In all honesty, though, we can't think how a weekend retreat filled with boring "trust" exercises could beat this deal. And for the prize per capita to yield leaning heavier on the overall enjoyment of the employee, employers can be comfortable that the levels of success immediately after will manifest in productivity, employee loyalty, and a reinvigorated sense of mutual respect at the office, because everybody knows that cool bosses who can balance firmness with chumminess are the better bosses to work for.
For information concerning this and other private events at Stache, contact Cathy Jenkins, the club's private event and catering manager, at 954-449-1028, or email your queries to email@example.com.
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