Unlike the finite-nature of material items with diminishing returns, innovative and disruptive ideas are an inexhaustible resource and offer infinite returns. The more disruptive ideas you have, the more you can innovate, generate, and grow in the long-term. When it comes to disruptive leadership, the challenge is not the scarcity of ideas but the lack of innovative mechanisms to enable the mixing of existing ideas. This is where cooking events tailored specifically for corporate HR comes in handy.

Why Cooking for the Development of Disruptive Leadership?

Disruptive leadership has numerous similarities to cooking. Just like cooking new recipes, disruptive leadership is all about creating new and better solutions and processes using the same ingredients. From team productivity to human development, to cohesion, to resource and talent management, the most crucial ideas needed to spark innovative and disruptive thinking already exists in well-established organizations. The only thing that is missing is a perfect environment to combine all the ideas from different members of the team. Cooking events tailored for corporate HR offer the fertile and conducive environment needed to mix existing ‘ingredients’ in your organization to create new and better ‘recipes’ that contribute to long-term growth.

How does Cooking as a Team Catalyze Disruptive Thinking?

A majority of team leaders and departmental heads have a wide range of creative leadership ideas and tactics, which have remained inaccessible to leaders in other departments. Cooking as a team allows leaders from different departments and teams to mingle and exchange leadership ideas and tactics, which develop disruptive thinking. Cooking events tailored for corporate HR can instill disruptive thinking in three steps:

  1. Remixing of existing ideas
  2. The informal setting around the kitchen offers all members a safe environment to share even their wildest leadership ideas and tactics. The longer they cook, the more disruptive ideas emerge and merge to create disruptive solutions to recurring challenges in leadership. By remixing existing ideas in an infinite number of ways, disruptive solutions can be attained without altering the ideas that have been successful in the past.

  3. Accelerates reinvention of leadership thinking
  4. Even though ideas that have been driving your organization’s success are tried and tested, they can impede transformative change. Since they have worked before, successful ideas create a sense of security, which can trap leaders in comfort zones. This level of complacency stagnates leadership development as leaders focus solely on innovating their existing strengths, capabilities, and core competencies. Stagnation in leadership can also stagnate your products and services, leading to a mass migration of customers to innovative competitors. Cooking as a team has the potential to accelerate the reinvention of leadership thinking. As tried and tested ideas merge with creative and bold ideas, it creates an opportunity to influence and disrupt the existing leadership thinking.

  5. Cultivates disruptive thinking
  6. With a wide range of wildly innovative and creative ideas floating around the kitchen, previously hidden paths to the development of disruptive thinking begin to emerge. The surfacing of these paths makes it is easier for members to review and reinvent their assets, which cultivates disruptive thinking. Disruptive thinking increases innovation, effective leadership, and cohesion in different teams and departments across your organization, leading to increased productivity, profitability, sustainability, and long-term growth.