The Case for Team Building In Business Solutions

Published: Dec. 18, 2018, 8:58 a.m.
Updated: Dec. 18, 2018, 8:58 a.m.

At the Longview Chamber of Commerce, we encourage discussions on business issues.  In our weekly e-newsletter, the lead article typically addresses something helpful for the business community.  In October, one referenced article was about not wasting your time on team building, claiming that it failed to drive cohesiveness and performance, one author's opinion.  One of our members spoke up about the power of team building in driving performance and her personal observance of that power at her business every day.  

The Case for Team Building

Kimberly Wells, Owner, Painting With a Twist

Painting with a Twist is a unique idea for team building exercises.  Our fun, step-by-step painting classes offer a way for teams to come together outside of the office and create more than just art.  We create lasting memories and connections.  Those who have never painted before instantly bond with others that are new to art, and more times than not, at least one team member has painted before and quickly jumps in to help and encourage others on the team.  

We love seeing how a team building event begins with a room full of nervous, quiet people only to end with a group that is boisterous and full of happy chatter about their paintings.  Painting as a team building activity is a creative way to get teams talking, sharing life experiences, and bring people out of their shells, so put a new twist on your next team building event, and consider Painting with a Twist.  We’re fun art, not fine art!

Please note that the Chamber staff has utilized PWAT in their annual holiday observance, and they have found that it showcases new communications styles and skills and encourages people to work together outside of normal work teams.  Thank you, Kimberly!