Convince Your Boss to Choose Paint and Sip for Your Next Team Building EventHooray, it’s almost time for your next workplace team building event. Do any of these sound familiar? Bowling, happy hour, adventure courses (complete with trust falls), softball games and a potluck lunch.
Those are some good activities, but for many employees, they’re more stress-inducing than anything. What about an activity that’s low-pressure, and doesn’t require athletic talents or giving up an evening to make enough potato salad for the whole office?
We give you the Pinot’s Palette paint and sip experience: A perfect team building activity because it promotes positive interaction in an environment 100% free of workplace politics and pressures.
Feel free to copy and paste the notes below onto a PowerPoint presentation to convince your boss.
IT’S A NEUTRAL ACTIVITY
Painting is not competitive. Sports games and team building competitions can frustrate and divide employees who are already struggling with competitiveness and cliques. Painting is a leisurely activity that doesn’t divide your team into groups or set anyone up to be winners and losers.
IT ENCOURAGES POSITIVE SOCIALIZATION
The Pinot’s Palette environment is designed to be relaxing, encouraging and supportive. It’s a fun but low-key environment where water cooler small talk can easily turn into more meaningful conversation.
Many well-intentioned team building events involve a lot of physical activity, while others involve a lot of “going around the circle” and putting people on the spot to answer questions. Both of these situations are stressful for associates who don’t excel at physical activities or don’t like to be in the spotlight. Painting is a great activity because it’s comfortable for all personality types. While some may be nervous about how good their artwork is, at Pinot’s Palette we emphasize the fact that everyone’s style is different and there are no expectations other than to relax and enjoy the process.
IT IMPROVES CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING
It’s well-documented that creative pursuits activate new neural pathways in the brain. Combine this effect with the stress-busting effect of painting, and your team is better prepared to find solutions to problems that previously stumped them.
Additionally, an in-depth 2015 report from Aon Hewitt showed that companies that increase their employee engagement and team building activities see three percent higher revenues the following year. That’s a hefty return from a one-day mental break. (See the report here: http://www.a...t-Report.pdf)
IT’S A RECRUITING TOOL
Painting classes are a unique way to show associates you care about their mental wellbeing. Broadcasting photos of it on your company’s website and social media pages is a nice way to show job candidates that they’re approaching a company that values its employees and thoughtfully provides its employees with creative breaks from the working day rigmarole.
ALL YOUR COMPANY HAS TO DO IS SHOW UP
Everything is provided for you, from smocks to glasses to supplies. All your team has to do is show up, and they can come in their work clothes if needed. As a bonus, your team doesn’t have to worry about inclement weather ruining the activity.
HOW TO GET STARTED
Once you convince your boss, have your planning committee reach out to your closest studio to discuss details. https://www....team-building