We all know the arts are a benefit to children, but what about adults working 9-5? Studies have shown bringing the arts into our work can have enormous effect. Arts focused activities and events can help people think creatively, build team spirit, strengthen social wellbeing, and increase connections to the local community – all-contributing to a successful workplace. This may look like, hiring musicians to play your event, turning a brainstorming session into a collage, playing calming music for people waiting, role playing customer interactions instead of reading a manual, or installing local art on your walls, the possibilities are endless, and the good news is they’re all fun!

What can you do to include the arts in your week?

 

*This is a copy of my article that ran in Wednesdays New Westminster NewsLeader as a part of the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce feature. -Vashti Fairbairn