The Art of Collaboration

The Art of Collaboration

Remember all those great perks that come from creating art? If not, click here for a refresher.

This time, we’re here to talk about the benefits of art for your TEAM. “But I work with a team of accountants, not designers.” Great! Analytical thinkers are creative too!

Regular artistic team building endeavors help participants strengthen their professional skills, leading to increased productivity in the office. “But how does painting a pretty picture help me keep track of mountains of data?” You can paint a mountain! Just kidding (well, kind of).

Art requires conceptual thinking. But it doesn’t stop there. As you paint, your initial idea starts to evolve, changing and challenging your brain during the process. Have you ever started on a “simple” task only to find it’s far more complex than you realized? Art is just like that. You are building critical thinking and problem solving skills as your mind works to connect the concept with the outcome. The more time you spend creating, the faster your brain will be able find solutions in all kinds of situations.

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Now, let’s throw collaboration into the mix. Let’s say you’re working with your team on an art project. You’ve heard that two heads are better than one, but it goes further than that. While your brain is being retrained to think creatively, you are also learning to work together in new ways. You are seeing each team member in a whole new light, and appreciating strengths you haven’t recognized before. Plus, by sharing an experience that is slightly out of your normal comfort zone, you’re bonding over being together in unfamiliar territory.

The benefits of team building are long, with a well done exercise facilitating an increase in communication, team trust and a boost of motivation. By incorporating art, it creates a relaxing environment to share ideas, build on each other’s strengths, and connect. Need more motivation? Recent medical research suggests that creative experiences are responsible for boosting both mental and physical well-being.

So now what? Now it’s time to find the project that is right for your team. At Bottle & Bottega, our team is trained to help you discover and implement your quintessential “call to action” by creating a unique experience, perfectly tailored to meet your team’s needs. Let’s get the conversation started, contact us here. We can’t wait to start creating with you.

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