Lunch and Learns are open for everyone. Employees can sign up for each event in HR. Along with taking the time during your lunch break to come learn about a new topic, Krones also supplied free lunch to go along with it. The Lunch and Learn sessions are about an hour long. We decided they should be a monthly occurrence – and each month we would pick a new topic and seek subject matter experts to teach about the various topics.
One of the first topics we focused on was Safety Jeopardy. In this topic, I framed the session like the TV show Jeopardy. This was a fun and creative way to help educate our employees on various safety rules within Krones and help new employees learn about safety here at Krones. Talk about killing two birds with one stone!
Another topic that was very successful was on Fire Prevention. During Fire Prevention month, which is in October, we had a local fire chief come to Krones and give a presentation on what to do in case of a fire and how to prevent a fire both at work and at home. By promoting Fire Prevention, we also promoted the health and safety of our employees both at home and at work.
Besides just safety topics, we also focus on self-improvement topics. Some of these topics include Staying Healthy for the Holidays (how to reduce stress and eat healthy through the holidays), Goal Setting (how to set goals and work to obtain them both personally and professionally) and Managing Stress and Work/Life Balance.