Making art of work (an article)


Making Art of Work ©

Incorporating visual expression into the
workplace can bring out your creativity

By Dale Schwarz, M. Ed., ATR, LMHC

Organizations would do well to create art rather than simply hang it. Art is one infrequently used approach that can help organizations enhance innovative thinking, decision making, and transition and change. Art provides access to difficult organizational issues. This approach involves using simple drawings, images, and visual metaphors as a powerful means of communication. It can help individuals, teams, and organizations tap into their imaginations, freeing their creative genius.
Picture this
A team of ten people works on a collage illustrating what they need from other team members to become a cohesive team. In the past, not everyone contributed to discussions; people felt excluded and unseen.

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