Team Building is what every company wants to do or should do no matter what your budget is. Whether you have a team building event once a year, every quarter or monthly, the need to have your employees feeling good about what they do and who they work for is imperative.

Most team building activities are used to improve productivity, motivate or enhance creativity. From an employee standpoint it shows that the company cares. Escaping from the cubicle or desk is a breath of fresh air and helps to build friendship in the office space. Well, one of the best things to do is get creative! There have been plenty of articles and books written on team building activities. When I was in the banking industry we used to have our internal HR department create these team activities and they were fun for the most part.

Of course things have changed. Outings are great, zip-lining, scavenger hunts – the activities are endless. What is it that you are trying to achieve? Instead of the same old meeting or bar hangout, try something different where everyone can participate! Make sure no one is left out and always leave the office grounds. When we have mental blocks, we need a creative outlet like painting. It is amazing that someone who has never painted before or has the stigma of “making stick figures” can create a work of art. Laughter fills the room at the Me The Artist studio when you have managers and their employees roll up their sleeves and paint away. Laughter is a mechanism that releases endorphins, the brain’s “feel good” chemicals.

So try your hand at painting for your next team building event and contact Me The Artist where there is plenty of laughter to be had.