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Make Your 2015 New Year’s Resolution Count: Use Art to Boost Employee Morale

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What better way to kick off 2015 than by engaging your employees and boosting morale among the ranks? Some of the best CEOs and companies know that the arts are the perfect conduit for satisfaction in the workplace.

 

Fast Company is no stranger to the world of creativity and innovation, and it recently released an article touting the ways the arts can ease the stress of a major project, provide a brief respite from the onslaught of work, and bring people together to enjoy the power of something outside of the day-to-day operations in an office.

 

 

Ritch Eich writes: “Art will help your team look at something with a different perspective by stimulating creativity and thoughtful observation. Art can combat tunnel vision, and help make a cold, sterile work environment feel more inspiring.”

 

Five ways to use art to boost employee morale are:

  • Include music in your place of business
  • Plant a small garden outdoors or on a patio
  • Create an art gallery at your workplace
  • Take your team to see a live performance
  • Hold a staff meeting off-site at a local arts venue

 

For the complete lowdown on engaging your employees through art, read the full Fast Company article.

 

(Photo: The Nordstrom pianists played not just for the enjoyment of the customers, but for the employees as well. Image courtesy of Beatriz Terrazas for the Dallas Morning News.)

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