Corporate Art Workshops in Los Angeles: Why Art is Important for Successful Businesses

The most innovative companies are realizing that art is important and turning to art as a tool for creating a stimulating work environment

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Sure many argue that art is important to human development. But why is art important in business? Companies like google, facebook and apple have understood that having a creative workplace allows employees to not only feel happier and more connected, but to have the freedom to think outside the box and come up with creative solutions to problem solving. The same creative thinking that goes into art making goes into coming up with innovative ideas. Its the same muscle, just applied to a different situation.

Stepping outside the cubicle or office into a creative space where you are encouraged to be free with your thoughts and ideas in the form of art, is a welcome reprieve from the tasks of the day. Employees leave art workshops re-energized in both mind and body.

“We are drowning in information but starving for wisdom”.
— E.O. Wilson (well known American Sociobiologist)

Team Building, an overused phrase!

Developing trust amongst employees starts with listening and spinning off of each others' ideas. Sometimes the best ideas start with a conversation, a thought shared over a cup of coffee and not necessarily in the board room. Doing art together, encourages that type of creative dialog and openness. It might also be an opportunity for people to get to know each other on a more personal level, therefore strengthening their business relationship.