COOK: Great ingredients for creating community at work

June 22, 2023 Updated: June 26, 2023

If we thrive better together, and good relationships help with performance, then how can we successfully create and nurture strong communities at work?

Our quality of life is dependent on the nature of our relationships – a  fact often forgotten in busy work settings. At award-winning UK home-ready meals company, COOK, the team actively focuses on helping staff to thrive. It is intentionally inclusive, has a clear values system and works hard at providing a warm welcome to every customer, believing that food helps to bring people together.

In this episode of Rewilding Work with Paul Miller, DWG’s Founder and Chief Creative Officer Paul Miller meets COOK’s Co-CEO, Rosie Brown. Together, they discuss COOK’s approach and the ingredients it relies upon to create a community that flourishes. Rosie describes the practicalities of growing a culture that focuses on individuals and remains true to the company’s family roots.

“As we were growing the business, there was lots of advice on how to scale profits, how to scale business, how to scale product, but there was very, very little advice on how on earth do you begin to scale that start-up culture and keep relationships strong and healthy?”

Rosie Brown, Co-CEO of COOK

We also hear from expert commentators Abigail Wilmore, Chief People Officer at Dr Barbara Sturm and Founder of People Flow Consultancy, and Céline Schillinger, Founder and CEO of We Need Social. They reflect on this fascinating discussion and add their own perspectives to the conversational cooking pot.

Rewilding Work helps give focus to the view that, if we change the world of work, we can change the wider world. Creating communities where individuals truly thrive is a step on this journey. So, for a warming conversation seasoned with insights and Paul’s three ‘seeds of wisdom’, watch today.

DWG’s new series features  examples of how major organizations are bringing the living-system theory to life through innovative approaches to sustainability, inclusion, wellbeing and purpose. For more on how senior leaders and change-makers are transforming and evolving the world of work across their organizations, like and subscribe to Rewilding Work with Paul Miller.  

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Categorised in: Change management and adoption, Digital employee experience, Nature of Work

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