We do a lot of cool projects at TMM & I'll admit – deep breaths and eye rolling do happen!
Being asked to take your shoes off, introduce yourself to a group or even read a Shakespearian Sonnet can be daunting for even the most outgoing of team members.
I'd like to argue that those willing to push the fear will see fantastic results worth taking that leap of faith for!
Firstly an arts based approach is memorable. We've all been trained to the nth degree but an arts-based approach sparks interest, engages & enthuses people from the start.
It's professional – working with experts in their field. Voice coaches who train Hollywood actors; directors who turn groups of strangers into fully functioning casts and choir leaders whose job is to enthuse, motivate & inspire.
It's not competitive: other team-building activities such as paint-balling or raftbuilding can alienate, fuel resentment & even give employees the opportunity to settle old scores! Leaving you with a less-well functioning team than when you started!
Arts activities are about innovation & collaboration and let teams build on each others ideas and strengths to see that many different contributions are needed to create something really special.
So just like in business then!