The quality of people’s working relationships form the context for their ability and willingness to work together effectively.
Rapport, trust, and understanding of self and others are the essential building blocks of effective working relationships. The inherent qualities of art as a form of communication and an expression of thoughts, emotions and feelings speak directly to the power of using art to improve the relational and team aspects of work. A shared art experience enhances our sense of belonging and enriches conversation.
In the Start processes:
teams identify and confront challenges they are facing
use art to facilitate the expression of feelings and emotions
use creative expression helps us explore unknown territory, take risks and overcome fear
apply learning and discoveries in the art making process back to workplace
discover possibilities on current challenges and have tangible action plans/steps when leaving