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How Does Remote Work Affect Creativity?

Tuesday June 14, 2022

How Does Remote Work Affect Creativity?

Tuesday June 14, 2022

Remote Work Affects Creativity

A lot of people think that remote work has a negative impact on creativity. Kellogg Professor Leigh Thompson’s findings in this MIT Sloan Management Review article prove otherwise. In her review, Professor Thompson explains two myths about how remote work affects creativity.

 

Myth #1 – Teams are more creative than individuals

 

Believe it or not, the opposite is actually true. Studies show that creativity declines as group sizes grow. This means that the best way to generate creativity is to have everyone on a team come up with ideas on their own and then share at the next team meeting.

 

Remote Work Affect Creativity

 

Myth #2 – Rules and Norms have to go away to enhance creativity

 

Working within set boundaries pushes us to problem solve. In virtual meetings you can control the size of breakout rooms, enforce time constraints, allow one person to speak at a time and diminish nonverbal communications. Remote work affects creativity

 

 

 


Suggested Experience to Further Enhance Team Creativity

 

Try our Deepen Team Connection Through Painting Experience to further enhance your teams creativity!

 

Virtual Team Building with Art

 

In this Teamraderie experience, your team receives a beautifully wrapped kit with a canvas, paints, and brushes. An instructor from a female-led California-based art studio joins you live and walks you through each step to creating your masterpiece

 


 

Teamraderie Experiences can be explored and booked online via Teamraderie experience finder. If you are seeking a personalized recommendation, reach out to us at team@teamraderie.com.

Creative Experiences For Your Team

Did you know that participating in a creative activity with a group can lead to a shared experience that helps individuals feel a sense of togetherness?

Led by a professional artist, this experience aims to boost connection and wellbeing through a shared painting workshop. Prior to the experience, you will choose a theme to paint. During the experience, you will learn painting techniques and create a masterpiece together. You will use paints, a canvas, and brushes provided by Teamraderie. You will learn that while the instructions are the same, each piece created represents the uniqueness of the individual who painted it.

Don’t miss this opportunity to boost connection and wellbeing, leaving you with fresh perspectives, a strengthened sense of camaraderie, and a collective team spirit.

Choose between three themes:

(1) Regional landmark chosen by your team – get to know each other better by learning about a place your colleague is from

(2) Team logo – create a team logo and discuss shared goals

(3) Celebrate the season, holidays, or end of year as a team!


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Harvard Business Review states, “Teams should make authenticity a core value from the start.” When employees introduce their authentic selves, “Both they and their employer perform better.”

Led by Emmy nominated poet IN-Q, this experience aims to build trust and increase psychological safety through an interactive poetry workshop. For the first ten minutes, IN-Q performs a piece of work live — and your team becomes accustomed to ‘spoken word art’ or ‘slam poetry’ as a medium for story-telling. Then, IN-Q will share a prompt and your team will practice their own story-telling.

Don’t miss this opportunity to form deep connections and fast, leaving you with new insights, a feeling of camaraderie, and a revitalized team spirit.

A February 2021 Wall Street Journal front-page article praised this Teamraderie experience for emblematic of how modern managers are adapting their style for a new era of work. The WSJ story quotes a Dell Technologies executive who used the experience to create “a deeper sense of trust between colleagues.” This experience will help your team form deep connections and trust – fast.


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