The unique transformation challenges in South Africa’s organisations have deeply impacted leader and employee mindset and behaviour. However diversity can no longer be viewed through a narrow lens but must be seen in the broader context of individual idiosyncrasies and differentiators.
The creative processes transcend traditional boundaries and through non-verbal expression enable appreciation of uniqueness and individuality. It visually demonstrates the richness of multiple perspectives.
Further, through art making we can make it safe to ask the deeper questions that lead to the emotional truth about a situation. This is particularly useful in the context of diversity. Art creates a bonding experience that facilitates collaboration and accelerates the ability get to the heart of a problem. Drawing or painting images illustrates how differently we see things, and helps us appreciate that many points of view contribute to the whole. Images externalise the unconscious and make tacit knowledge visible.