Introducing Art in Workplace
Workplaces can feel like a maze of desks, hallways, and doors. Since our brains hold onto memorable artistic features, art can usefully function as a landmark, helping people recollect memories based on various cognitive recordings. One always considers a cozy set-up friendlier to work, rather than a high-tech intimidating workspace. Art begins from the colors of elements, pieces of creative expression, placement of articulates, that redefine the impact of art in one’s life.
For organizations hoping to give employees a sense of order in their workplace surrounding, allows workers to choose their warm spot and place their own set of art that triggers a feeling of control, which has been linked to enhanced professional performance at levels across groups, individual, and organizational. Few firms have built a unique space for incomplete murals that involves the participation of the employees to interact with the art post-installation and on their own terms. Such employees who contribute to detail, pay more attention to processes, manage information best, and show the highest levels of organizational accountability when their workplaces both display art and have allowed input into its selection and placement.
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The Importance of Creative Pursuits
Some pursue art as a hobby and some do it for a living, but no matter what you choose, you’ve always been endowed the opportunity to unleash your imaginations and the free flow of self-expression. It is clear that creating things from scratch is part and parcel of ‘being human’. Since prehistoric times, for more than 39,900 years, our ancestors have been creating things to make their living in the form of — food hunting, crafting shelter with hands, and crude drawings of animals on the walls of caves.
We are privileged to have certain skill-sets from our ancestors that help people to deal with different kinds of tensions & stresses. These skills when enhances at the right time can make all the difference, The article on The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health, states that “Art helps people express experiences that are too difficult for them to put into words. “
The Advantages of Creative Expression
Art Improves your mental health
Just like meditation or yoga, art, and craft can help clear the clutter of your mind. This when you work, you give most of the time to the tensions, then towards your mental health. One shouldn’t be ignorant about one’s problems. It’s just a need for a break. Getting creative can also bring other people to come closer to you to collaborate. You can form a small social gathering anytime you want at your desk. Appreciating art & craft springs the social aspect and makes it more worthwhile.
Art Enhances Productivity
The majority of hours that most of the working individuals spend are at their place of work. The office is considered as the second home. Hence, the workplace and its culture need to be interesting and creative as not only that helps boost the energy of employees but also help them expand their creative domain. It makes them want to be in their cubicle at the same time being more productive in that motivating space. Colors make a space lively and instrumental driving factor to enhance the most of the positive capacities of an employee.
Improves your work culture
Employees will be more likely to be attached to you if you cultivate a surrounding with their needs in mind. Giving a thought about their work environment and including elements that will help them do their jobs more efficiently goes a long way in defining or improving company culture. Research has found that the majority of employees feel ‘Creative Expression’ is important in their workspace and that their perception of their work environment would when given a chance to improve the required skills. One needs to make its employees feel that the organization has invested their time & resources to upkeep their necessities.
Reduces employee stress
Workplace stress is one of the common adversities at work. When your workforce is stressed, they’re more likely to get sick, be unproductive, or miss work entirely. Such employees are typically unhappy, and it makes them more likely to seek employment elsewhere. Studies have found that merely looking at a painting produces a joy response in the brain and reduce stress overall when a work. You need your employees to work their best, but one has to ensure how you can make it more pleasant for them. By opting for this path, employees are more likely to remain productive and stick to the job for long.
5 Innovative Ways to Boost Employee Morale with Art
Include Music In Your Place Of Business
Music elicits the flow of happy hormones, you can encourage your team to introduce ambient music to merge work with music. Studies have found that workplaces with music have developed employees to cope with stress quickly as compared to their counterparts.
Plant A Small Garden On A Patio
Consult a landscape expert to create a soothing zen garden or even a money plant can be of great comfort to the mind. Ensure to include tables, chairs, and benches so people can enjoy their time in the friendly & stress releasing atmosphere.
An Art Gallery At Your Workplace
It will be a great idea, to buy an empty canvas and make your employees paint the same. If you are remotely operating, spare some time to create tiny artwork or a memoir for your desk at work. This not only serves as an employee engagement technique, but also builds a sense of belonging to your workspace.
Indulge your Team in performing Arts
Be it a play at a royal theatre, stand-up comic show saw virtually, in-house talent show or maybe just a movie. These activities can also boost employee interaction amongst one and other, as well as the organization.
Hold A Residential Conference
For maximum creative inputs, unwinding break, introducing a new process, sharing knowledge, etc. a new location can be chosen. It can at times be the Mountainous Ghats, plush luxurious resorts, and at times even be your coffee table at home in your abode.
Pre-Requites to arrange a Team Cohesive Art Workshop
You will first and foremost need happy employees with wide smiling faces to openly participate in the art workshop. You will need basic paints, papers, pencils, pens, canvas, raw material such as pebble, t-shirt, mobile cover, flower pots, ice-cream sticks, Lego blocks, etc. One can paint they are articulate or make an model with their team members in a synchronized fashion collaboratively. This will then be proceeded to the next level by understanding each other strengths through their creative works. Employees tasks are to plan creatively and productively. Reflecting on one’s art and appreciating everyone throughout this cohesive process is important.
How Do I Initiate this Creative Bonding Process?
Through active participation and creative thinking, teamwork has been followed in every process at the workplace. This team bonding activity allows members to gain insights about one’s creative talents, strength, and their contribution to the team. During this art-making program, interaction amongst team members in the form of discussions, brainstorming, taking turns, stepping back, and embracing every team member’s efforts and ideas.
Invite members to reflect, review and learn from the canvas. Members to get feedback from the team and explore how this process could be useful in their work setting. Introduce the concept of Digital Detox to educate, inspire, and empower your employees to be more mindful, aware, and lead balanced lives, online & offline. By implementing Digital Detox through Creative Expression, participants get a time off from their stressful work life, social media, emails, and different tensions that superficially affect us, as we indulge in an artistic retreat.
Your Path Ahead
Team building through art is a recent discovery in the field of employee engagement that creates new bonds that last. Teamwork and collaboration are enhanced, enriched, and empowered as we blend in. With the help of our design facilitators who can reveal the thought connect in every stroke and color by decoding the artwork. Our professional trainers will help every employee enhance the best of out of one’s capabilities to flaunt their masterpiece. Inspirit is offering ‘Creative Expression,’ with an amalgamation of art, employee engagement, team building, fun interaction & boosting employee morale,
So sit back and enjoy this Creative Expression escapade with your organization, while Inspirit has it all covered for you.