Why You Should 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), outdoor 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 into a PowerPoint presentation to convince your boss. ;-)
(Pictured: Pulsar Products of Cleveland created a massive jigsaw puzzle painting to hang in their corporate offices, reminding employees everyday of the fun they had working together to create the masterpiece.)
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.
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 aprons to supplies to instructors. We even have a full bar onsite if your team opts to have some drinks. 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. Can't make it to the studio? We can do mobile events too in Cleveland, Akron and across Northeast Ohio.
To find out more about our corporate team building offerings, contact the Woodmere studio at 216.755.4475 or firstname.lastname@example.org.