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10 Exciting virtual lunch and learn ideas and topics for business in 2022

Cubo writersOct 11, 2022

Looking to get your business on the right track in 2022? Use virtual lunch and learn sessions to keep your employees excited and up-to-date on the most pressing issues in your industry. While many traditional companies have struggled to keep their employees engaged during the later years of the 2020s, virtual lunch and learn sessions can be used by any business to help educate employees without interrupting their day-to-day work schedules or costing the company too much money. In this article, we’ll cover 10 of the best virtual lunch and learn ideas and topics for businesses in 2022.

Virtual customer service
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This is a key strategy because it helps you build trust with your customers. Whether they’re new or old, always strive to provide them with the best service possible. The goal is to find out what their needs are and deliver on those needs. If you’re dealing with a customer who has an issue, ask them about the issue and make sure they know that you’re listening. This will not only put them at ease but it will also give you more information so that you can solve the problem quickly. Give them some options and see which one they want to go with. Take care of any issues they have before moving on so that they feel confident when talking to other people in your company.

The future of work

The future of work is bright! Many experts believe that AI, automation, and other technological advancements will lead to a more inclusive society. As the workforce evolves, so will lunch and learn topics. This means your company's lunch and learning need to evolve too. Here are some ideas:
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  • How robots can help with office tasks 

  • How millennials expect their careers to progress 

  • Employee development opportunities (e.g., remote jobs) 

  • How education has changed over time

Developing a wellness strategy
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A wellness strategy is important for any business looking to promote employee health and productivity. It can be difficult to know where to start, but there are a few key elements that should be included in any wellness strategy. First, you need to assess the needs of your employees. What health concerns do they have? What do they want to learn more about? Once you have a good understanding of your employees' needs, you can start developing programs and initiatives that will address those needs.

What is employee engagement?

Employee engagement is a term used to describe the level of an employee's psychological investment in their job. An engaged employee is one who is fully involved in, and enthusiastic about, their work and takes a positive attitude toward the organization they work for. In order to create a workplace that fosters employee engagement, businesses should focus on creating an environment that is conducive to employee productivity and satisfaction.

Social media tools
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Social media is a great way to connect with customers and promote your business. But with so many platforms and options, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. This webinar will walk you through the basics of social media and help you decide which platform or tools are best for your company. You'll also learn about some of the benefits and drawbacks of different social networks, along with tips on how to post content that's more effective than just posting about sales all the time!

How to train remotely
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This topic will give you an idea of how to train remotely, even when you're not able to be on site. If your company has employees who work from home or in different parts of the country, it's essential that they feel comfortable and confident when working alone. The most effective way to make sure this happens is by giving them the same tools, software, and instructions as their office-based colleagues. However, because these virtual workers won't have access to anyone on-site for help if something goes wrong, it's important that they are provided with training tools that can cover a wide range of possible scenarios.

Corporate culture and diversity

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In a world that's becoming increasingly connected, it's more important than ever for businesses to have a strong corporate culture. Diversity is key to fostering a strong corporate culture.

Lunch and learning on this topic can help employees understand the importance of diversity and how it can benefit their workplace. This will allow them to feel more comfortable with different cultures while also learning how to create an inclusive work environment. 

Millennials in the workplace

It's no secret that millennials are the largest generation in the workforce. And, as more of them enter management positions, it's important to understand their values and how they operate.

In order to engage and motivate this generation, businesses should consider hosting virtual lunch and learns about topics that are relevant to them. This could include a discussion on leadership styles or how to use technology in the workplace. The best part is you don't have to spend hours coming up with ideas - there are already plenty of blogs out there! Check out 8 of our favorite blog posts below.

Creating leaders today

In today's business world, the term lunch and learn has taken on a new meaning. These events are now being held virtually, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While some businesses have been hesitant to hold virtual events, they can be just as effective (if not more so) than in-person events. 

The value of mentorship

In today's business world, having a mentor is more important than ever. A mentor can provide guidance, support, and advice when you need it most. They can also help you develop as a leader and grow your business. This makes mentorship especially valuable to millennials who are just starting out in their careers and who often lack the experience of older generations.

Yet, studies show that only 30% of mentees feel they have enough opportunities to learn from a mentor at work. Meanwhile, less than 10% of senior managers have actually had formalized mentoring sessions with their staff.