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artation offers a range of art based activities for team building

At your next conference or event artation will liaise with your company to make a bespoke art experience. We can design a targeted  team painting in a large format to smaller collaborative art works or even a mural to enhance the work place.

artation can work at your conference venue or alternatively bring your team to our workshop in the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW.

Benefits of Team Building

In terms of corporate development, team-building exercises are important not for the immediate experience of the activities performed by the team, but for the group skills, communication and bonding that result. The activity is the means to the end: a high-impact learning experience. The success of most organisations depends on the ability of individuals to build effective teams.

The main goals of team-building are to improve productivity and motivation. Taking employees out of the office helps groups break down political and personal barriers, eliminate distractions, and have fun. The benefits of team building programs are so significant that many corporations have incorporated team building strategies into their standard training curriculum.

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Improve Productivity

Very often the main goal of team building activities is to improve productivity. As employees learn to work together more effectively, they are able to do their work more efficiently. Less time has to be spent correcting errors and work can be divided according to team member abilities, reducing repetitive or overlapping work. Team building activities often give employees the opportunity to identify ways to improve processes, policies or procedures that have inhibited productivity.

Increase Motivation

Team building activities can increase employee motivation in several ways. First, when employees succeed in team building activities, they become more confident, which boosts their motivation. Second, commitment to team building activities demonstrates that the business is willing to invest in their success. Third, employees are often more motivated when they gain trust in their fellow employees and feel confident that their work as a team will be recognized and appreciated.

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Encourage Creativity

Team building activities take employees out of their usual environment and give them an out-of-the-ordinary task to perform. This environment often gives permission for employees to be more creative and to use their imagination to accomplish the tasks set before them. It also sends the message to employees that their creativity is welcome in the workplace. These creative problem-solving skills transfer back to the workplace once the activities are complete.

Problem Solving

Team building activities typically involve introducing a problem that team members have to solve together. The problem solving skills that they practice in a simulation can transfer to the workplace. Through the activities, team members gain the skills that let them identify barriers to accomplishing goals and come up with ways to overcome those barriers. Team building activities can give employees structured ways to solve problems together while making each aware of the resources that each team member brings to the workplace.  artation poses a task in which problems need to be solved. Using your creativity, reasoning, and past experiences with the available information and resources, the participants successfully accomplish the task.

 

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Improved Communication

Team building is useful for breaking down barriers between individuals through group participation in activities. People who are not used to working together get a chance to participate and work as a team. By working through a task, the multiplicity of skills within the team is highlighted and the group learns new ways of working together. Team-building activities that highlight communication allow participants to experience for themselves the importance of good communication and develop new ways of accomplishing this.

To work effectively the small group’s participants need to listen to the instructions for the job. By clearly communicating, both orally and aurally, they ensure everyone understands and agrees to their roles.  They also need to confer with members of the other small groups to guarantee all the components of the art work fit together.  

Develop Team Roles

Members of a team have roles to which they are naturally suited. For example, some people are best at focusing on the team objectives and delegating work, while others are most effective at checking finished work for errors. Team building allows each member of the team to develop and focus their skills. It allows the team members to find their niche within the team so that each person can best contribute as an individual while still performing together. Strong interpersonal abilities, the ability to relate to co workers, inspire others to participate and mitigate conflict with co-workers is essential, given the amount of time spent at work each day. In our creative art making sessions the way to make the art work a success, and for all sections to fit fluidly together, is for the groups collaborate both externally and internally. Participants will be teamed with people they may not know or with whom they rarely work. They will need to bond quickly and inspire each other to attain success. artation sessions are not about competition, they are all about communication and collaboration for success.

 

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Time to Develop Skills

In a busy office environment, it can be difficult for employees to find time to develop new skills. Managers often do not have time to discover what additional skills employee’s possess. Team-building activities can allow each member of the team a chance to take charge and develop leadership skills, as well as skills in other areas of the business.

Better Relationships

Team building provides a chance for the team to participate together in an experience where everyone starts with an equal level of knowledge about the given task. The novelty requires people to draw on and create team process skills to complete the task successfully. The challenge of a new experience also requires employees to collaborate and work together in close proximity, which helps to develop relationships quickly.

A big issue in the work place is diversity, and workers must demonstrate a sensitivity and awareness to other people and cultures. Art is powerful in its simplicity; it can convey ideas across classes and cultures due to its lack of reliance on verbal and written language. This makes it one of the most powerful tools of communication. We use multi-cultural images and symbols to incorporate any cultural representations. Depending on the cultural mix of your team we use imagery which reflects particular cultures.

 

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