BENEFITS OF CREATIVE PLAY IN THE WORKPLACE
Creative play has been shown to lower cortisol (stress hormones) and boost endorphins (happy brain chemicals).
With many folks working remotely, it can be a challenge to build company culture and community. Teams that play together stay together!
Artistic experimentation and play builds new neural pathways that can make you a better creative problem-solver, both at work and at home.
Bursts of fun in the workplace can help improve employee wellness and satisfaction, and prevent burnout and turnover.
HOW AND WHEN
TO OFFER CREATIVE WORKSHOPS
As an opt-in employee wellness offering
As a team-building exercise
As an icebreaker or intermission at a company retreat
As a palette cleanser at a conference
Do a single session or a series
Workshops can be in-person, online or a hybrid
"Respecting our biologically programmed need for play can transform work. It can bring back excitement and newness to our job. Play helps us deal with difficulties, provides a sense of expansiveness, promotes mastery of our craft, and is an essential part of the creative process. In the long run, work does not work without play."
--Dr. Stuart Brown, Founder of
the National Institute for Play
“There is no such thing as creative and non-creative people, only people who use their creativity and people who don’t.”
Dr. Brené Brown