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The Importance of Power Lunches

October 2nd, 2019 | Royalton NYC News & Updates

Lunch hour during weekdays can be a dull affair, right? Not quite. Holding regular power lunches with your colleagues or clients can have a positive impact on your work. Whether your lunch lasts an hour or two, the fact is that leaving the office, eating good food and being on neutral ground has many benefits. Scroll down to read more. 

The Benefits of Power Lunches

They Add a Personal Touch

Yes, you can email or call. But to truly connect with someone, you need human interaction. Taking a client or your team out for lunch creates a bond, however brief. You’ll have a shared experience and, most importantly, you’ll have an opportunity to get to know one another. 

They Combine Business with a Social Experience 

Whoever advised against mixing business with pleasure never had a power lunch. Unlike having a meeting in a boardroom, sharing a meal at a restaurant goes beyond business. If you want a more casual atmosphere with colleagues, have a few after-work drinks instead. 

They are a Chance to Impress

Do you need to wow that hard-to-get client? There’s nothing better than discussing business over a juicy steak. That is, unless your client is vegan or vegetarian. You can impress by choosing a swanky restaurant and picking up the check. However, nothing speaks better of you than good manners. Make the effort to find out if anyone in the party has dietary restrictions and plan accordingly. Being mindful of other people’s needs will make a lasting impression. 

Empty tables at of Forty Four Restaurant in Royalton New York.Where to Have a Power Lunch in Manhattan

When looking for the ideal spot to hold a power lunch, you need a strategy. First, find somewhere within walking distance from your office. Second, make sure that the restaurant caters to a corporate clientele—no more worrying about how long it will take to get your order! Third, choose somewhere with the delicious food and the right atmosphere. 

If you work in Midtown, you’re in luck. Forty Four Restaurant, located in Royalton New York, checks all the boxes! Whether you want a quick power lunch or a long business meeting, we will make it happen. 

How to Make the Most of Your Lunch Hour

Now that we’ve established why power lunches are a resource to build your team, network or develop better client relationships, we need to talk about time. Most of us have an hour or so for lunch, which means that every minute counts. The key is to be prepared and efficient. Follow our tips on how to have a productive power lunch in 45 minutes. 

If you’re traveling to New York on business or simply work in Midtown, follow the Royalton New York blog for more tips on corporate life and travel.