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Study: Family dinner for employees benefits workplace

Study: Family dinner for employees benefits workplace



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Can having dinner actually help workers be better employees? A new study says yes.

Having dinner as a family builds trust. Just ask the director of the Child and Family Development Center at the University of Utah, Heidi Baker.

"Dinner time should be something that we identify having good feelings about, and that will tend to perpetuate throughout life," she said.

But a new study from Brigham Young University points out a work benefit as well. It says employees who get home in time for family dinner have a better workplace perception.

Woman especially felt better about being away at work if they made the family dinner time. So, the authors say family dinners can help bosses get more out of employees.

E-mail: rjeppesen@ksl.com

Randall Jeppesen

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