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Creating Art as a Team-Building Exercise:

How Our "Self Portrait" Workshop Brought the Outeniqua Oncology Team Closer Together

Team building exercises are a great way to promote collaboration, communication, and problem-solving skills among team members. However, not all team-building exercises are created equal. Doris Brand's workshop titled "Self Portrait" provided the Outeniqua Oncology team with a unique approach to team building. The workshop involved creating a portrait of themselves in an environment outside of their typical workplace. This kind of workshop provided an opportunity for team members to engage with one another in a different context and often encouraged them to step outside of their comfort zones.

One of the most significant benefits of creating art as a team-building exercise is that there are no real right or wrong answers, creating a level playing field where no one individual is an expert. Creating art allows each team member to contribute their unique perspective, skills, and creativity to the process, which can lead to a more collaborative and inclusive team dynamic.


Furthermore, the act of creating something together as a team can be incredibly rewarding and provide a sense of accomplishment that can bring the team closer together. The process of making art requires communication, collaboration, and problem-solving, which are all essential components of a successful team. By engaging in a creative process together, team members can learn more about each other's personalities, working styles, and creative strengths.

The "Self Portrait" workshop was a great success for the Outeniqua Oncology team. They were able to create something together as a team and learn more about each other in a new and unique way. By taking part in this workshop, the team was able to strengthen their bonds and work together more effectively.

If you're looking for a unique and fun way to strengthen your team's bonds, creating art as a team-building exercise may be a great option. Contact us today to learn more about how we can create a workshop tailored to your team's needs.

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