Our world is getting smaller! And more complex. In this changing scenario we find that the worlds of the arts and business are finding convergence, and developing formulating new relationships, unique from the traditional approaches we are familiar with. These approaches stretch the definitions of how we see entertainment or business. And in these new constructs, we often find art leading the way, educating businesses about new ways of doing…business!
As Linda Naiman, author of ‘Orchestrating Collaboration at Work: Using music, improv, storytelling and other arts to improve teamwork’ puts it, “Businesses today want to break away from limitations of definitions and roles, aim higher, and be a creative force for the greater good of the world. Businesses need the transformative experiences which the arts give us to thrive in a world of constant change.”
In this small but complex world, we are regularly facing barriers,of expression, communication, thought and creativity, and solutions are not always found in the traditional methods using science, language or acumen.
In our years in the field of Art-based Training & Development, we have seen that these initiatives can offer participants a unique blend of empathy, safety, trust and joy. For the organization, this leads to energized and invigorated employees, who find deeper motivation and pride, as well as a deeper sense of self-worth. This leads to genuine creative thinking and innovative approaches to solving challenges at work and improving efficiencies, leading to greater success and satisfaction. In this complex world of assumptions, notions, definitions and limitations, “art”, as Picasso put it, “washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life”.
Art allows us to re-focus, change the prism of sight clouded by perception, experience and prejudice, and offers new perspectives to solve problems and face challenges. Overall, artistic expression is a critical force to stimulate and channel the human mind, and offers new opportunities for organizational innovation.
Art-Based Training Initiatives
Across the business world, Art-Based Training Initiatives are gaining popularity, in boardrooms and classrooms, to deliver high-impact, differentiated and experiential learning solutions. And at The Painted Sky, we are the pioneers to introduce Art-Based Training Initiatives in Asia, to our clients spanning industries and cultures.
We also run other Soft Skills programmes and undertake Executive Coaching assignments for our clients.
We leverage our three-plus decades of industry experience, in various fields of Leadership, Management and Entrepreneurship, to work closely with our clients, to design, develop and deliver high-energy, impactful and experiential programmes. We have been “trained” for years, being on the other side of the table, and seeing closely how traditional and didactic approaches in training often do not deliver on desired results. Our approach is, therefore, different and more focused on the impact and observable changes, to make the learnings ‘stick’!
And now, The Painted Sky has joined hands with Trivioquadrivio (Italy) to bring a bouquet of leadership development offerings to India.