Since the beginning of time, people have turned to creative outlets to relieve stress and unwind. It holds a magic that elevates our mood, eases anxiety, boosts our brain function, and more. So what if you were to bring a creative exercise into your workplace to better the wellness of your employees?
Wellness has become a big topic over the last few years, and we’re totally here for it! When we spend so much of our time in the workplace, placing a focus on staff wellness can make a huge impact on people’s health.
How to achieve better workplace wellness
Creating a healthy work environment doesn’t come from a one-trick switch — it’s formed by a collection of actions. One of the biggest influences within a company is its leaders. If the culture created by the people at the top is one of care and empowerment, the effects are going to return tenfold.
Perhaps you offer financial or mental health services, simple gestures like snacks, or put together socials for the employees to connect. All these things push that job satisfaction up and create a more enjoyable environment that holds less stress for employees.
Creativity in the workplace
You might be wondering why painting a picture or building something decorative is relevant to your business. However, creatively pushing your mind and stepping out of your comfort zone is a skill that can be applied anywhere — whether you work in finance or marketing. Trying an artistic activity is just a way to work those muscles and reap the benefits that getting creative has on mind and bodies.
Stepping away from the desk space and engaging with co-workers over a socially-focused creative exercise will create:
- Better communication
- Happier employees
- Increased productivity
- Better teamwork
- Lower stress levels
- Higher staff retention
- More innovative thinking
- Greater commitment to the work community
- And more!
The best part is, you don’t have to be an experienced artist to benefit from trying something artistic. All you need is an open mind and a willingness to try something new, and the rest will come.
Get creative with a Yaymaker corporate event
Did you know that Yaymaker will come to your workplace and host a private event?
Whether you’d like us to visit your office during lunch or find a venue to host a full party, we have a dedicated team to get all the preparations in place. Honestly, planning a work social has never been easier!
Our projects come in all shapes and sizes. You could collaborate on a giant canvas, knit a chunky knit blanket, or even make a ukulele.
To get a double dose of wellness support, give our Plant Nite a try and make your own terrariums and planters. These guys make the perfect desk plants and will bring lasting benefits to your office long after the making process.
If you’re interested in a Yaymaker corporate event, get in touch with our team to find out more.