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Team Building Workshop with Mars Confectionery Employees

Teambuilding programs are a great way to build upon employee communication skills, company morale and overall productivity.

CREATIVE teambuilding is an even better way to generate listening skills, empathetic skills and thinking skills.

Todays creative teambuilding workshop with Mars employees was a great example of this concept. Though small (5) , they were a group used to working with each other, being in a research and design team. Sometimes  however, such closeness can germinate negative elements such as  familiarity and complacency.  Creative teambuilding can help to overcome these workplace issues through fostering an environment of listening and co-operating. By describing and communicating an individuals vision of what a project – in this case a coffee cup – should look like, participants are encouraged to  increase their awareness of another  individuals personal preferences – this develops a number  of skills in the group participants  such as listening, empathy and  bonding. The project must be completed in a certain time frame which also focuses on time management skills within a studio environment and enables a team member to put themselves in another’s place, and developing workplace skills that include direct one-on-one discussion of aesthetic preferences.  The general group communication is in an informal relaxed environment, enabling  team members to realise their visions which helps to extend and consolidate understandings of fellow workmates, which in turn creates a more thorough understanding of workplace communications and networkings by increasing abilities to listen, and be considerate to other’s needs within the team.

Teambuilding sessions are held at the ClayMotion studio which is situated 10km from Ballarat and 100 km from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The studio sits on a peaceful 10 acre property providing a serene getaway for creative development.

Teambuilding sessions with ClayMotion can be booked online at the website or by phoning 0438382522

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4 thoughts on “Team Building Workshop with Mars Confectionery Employees

  1. This must be a really fun class to teach as well as be a part of; if any of these team members claimed never to have made pots before, I wouldn’t believe them. These folks must be innately artistic! Nice post, Dawn!

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    Posted by artdoesmatter | January 30, 2013, 9:33 am
    • Hi Patricia… a couple of them said they had made pots at high school (everybody says that) , but they all were part of a design and research team, so I guess that must mean there is a bit of creativity lurking…

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      Posted by Dawn Whitehand | January 30, 2013, 2:02 pm
      • Oh, most definitely then. I always get so jealous when I hear of others who had art teachers in high school that taught them how to throw on the wheel; I went to an all-girls school and the art teacher was a nun, lol! Drawing was all there was. Anyway, I enjoyed your post very much!

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        Posted by artdoesmatter | January 31, 2013, 2:27 am
      • I also went to a school where art was not big on the agenda… and when it was it was mostly painting… Anyway glad you enjoyed the post 🙂

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        Posted by Dawn Whitehand | January 31, 2013, 2:07 pm

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