Clients frequently come to us with a goal of wanting to build community in the workplace. They want to show perspective team members that their company is a great place to work where people thrive, and that it cares about employee happiness. They also want current team members to be happy, work hard and stay. In other words, attracting top talent and then retaining it is a top priority. Creating gathering places where employees can connect and be social is a key to creating community in an organization. In fact, research has shown that employees who positively interact with each other are more engaged, more focused, more productive, and all around more successful at their positions.
At Art + Artisans our mission is to use art to create meaningful spaces that help people build community with each other and feel a connection to the places they spend time. But what does this actually look like? We’ve seen this process in action time and again. Here are some of our favorite ways to use art to help build those important social bonds that can lead to community in an organization.