Team-building events have changed throughout the years, and for the better too! It used to be that all employees dreaded having to partake in these forced “fun” mixers. Now, we embrace more “out of the box” thinking, thanks to millennials perhaps, with new approaches to this traditional activity. The days of the nerve-wracking falling-into-peoples-arms trust activity are gone!
Team-building events are an integral part of a business. It has been noted that when coworkers bond through mutually enjoyable experiences that production levels go up, but aside from that, team-building exercises encourage creativity, communication, collaboration and often include the added bonus of chuckles! Make no mistake, team building exercises still have value because they solicit the kind of skills needed for a successful business operation.
New environments or environments outside the office encourage people to step outside their “comfort zone” and be more creative with coworkers, but they also facilitate the opportunity to improve communication skills without the stresses of work-related responsibilities. The objective of team-building exercises is collaboration through socialization. Employees are allowed to share their strengths and see what others bring to the table to find balance as an inclusive team.
So, what sort of “out of the box” team-building activity am I talking about? Painting!
The Paint Buzz is the perfect location for your employees to enjoy some non-traditional team-building in a relaxed, social atmosphere. Our studio is a whimsical experience, rich with vibrant colors, beautiful artwork, and delightful conversations. Our Master Artist will guide you in the creation of your artwork and demonstrate the best ways to make the lesson your own.
During a painting session, not only will you get to learn a new skill, but you will also enjoy the camaraderie that happens naturally when multiple people are learning the skill together. In this type of setting, there is no competition factor, but you will likely discover who has some “artsy” genes!
While you may think team-building is primarily for large, corporate businesses, this activity is also excellent youth programs, colleges, and non-profit organizations. Participation builds trust and can improve self-esteem, which promotes good mental-emotional health. It is important to take the time to unplug from that smartphone or computer and increase your interaction with humans! You never know, you might even make a new friend during a team-building exercise.
So, what do you say to some creative expression for your next team-building exercise? Come paint with us and enjoy some time in your extended community! The Paint Buzz is happy to host any of your upcoming events!
It has become the age-old question. What to get your mom for Mother's Day? Let's face it, most mothers do not really need anything. At least anything materialistic. Moms are the ones you go to for whatever it is that you might be missing. Like when you decide to make delicious candies and the recipe calls for a double boiler, but you have no clue what that is. Yup. That was me! I had no clue what a double boiler was, or if I needed to go to a specialty shop to purchase one. Of course, my mom knew and she even owned one. Better yet, she was more than happy to let me "borrow" hers! Moms are seriously the best! I still have that double boiler and it's been ten years since that phone call.
That brings us back to the age-old question, what do you get your mother (who owns everything under the sun) for Mother’s Day?
The answer is actually a simple one. Time. More than anything your mom just wants time with you. As we become older, we seem to have less time for those that are important to us. We try to solve it with stuff. Something that can be put in a box & mailed. When in reality there is nothing more special than the relationships with the people you love and the only true way of nurturing that relationship is with time spent together. Thankfully gift-giving has taken on a whole new meaning lately. More and more people are realizing that all that "stuff" is unnecessary and is opting for experiences instead.
So, why not treat your mother to a date with you? While you can do the standard lunch and spa pedicure, it might be nice to try something new where there is more interaction. This is where The PaintBuzz comes in! Paint nights have become something of a craze lately and I believe that is because painting together is a fun and entertaining activity. It allows for socialization within your party, or even outside your party (if you have an outgoing personality!). Big and small groups, plus even duo’s, find these paint nights as a great way to reconnect with one another.
The Paint Buzz is truly a perfect setting for splurging on some quality time with your mom. Your class will be led by a fantastic local artist. He will gently guide you step by step to complete your canvas artwork. With multiple classes each month, each featuring a new piece of artwork, there are plenty of options to choose from too. No previous art skills are required either! The two of you can have some quality time together in a relaxed setting, fueled with snacks, coffee, and a physical memento from your evening out. Your mother will think of the experience you shared every time she gazes at her painting on the wall. Plus, don’t forget The Paint Buzz is also family-friendly!
If you really wanted to earn some brownie points, you could make it a grandmother, daughter, and grandchild (10+ years) night out! On that note...I'm already checking The Paint Buzz calendar for my own mother-daughter date this year!