Who says work should be boring and dreadful?
The workplace culture in Singapore is rather distinctive. While Singapore is a country in Asia, we have integrated both Asian and Western culture into our workplace. However, it has been reported that many Singaporeans are burned out from work, and one of the causes cited is an unhealthy working environment. According to an article by AsiaOne, office politics is an incredibly negative aspect of their working life, and colleagues are not as bonded as it should be.
Attending Creative Workshops are great ways for people to come together and build closer relationships, improving the local working environment along the way. If you are unfamiliar with Creative Workshops and are interested in comprehending the overall features of it, we have created this post to help you out!
Here is a summary of topics we will be covering in this Complete Guide To Creative Workshops For Corporate Team Building In Singapore:
Creative Workshops operate just like any other workshops- by bringing people together to engage in an activity. The only difference is that such workshops provide an opportunity for people to test or hone their creative capabilities in an open-minded social setting as a means of fostering a teamwork culture. Despite the term, Creative Workshops aren’t exclusively meant for creative professionals. Anyone, regardless of their career background or age, is fully welcomed to join the sessions. As such, not only is it an excellent and fun choice of activity to do with your friends and colleagues, but also with your family as well!
Yes, Creative Workshops are highly entertaining. However, do you know that there are also benefits to be gained in attending one?
It’s no secret that workplace stress in Singapore are becoming more commonplace, and one of the attributes is the taxing work environment. Constantly being stuck in the office is only going to escalate this situation. To prevent this, we have come up with various reasons to motivate you to get up from your chair and partake in activities outside of your regular surroundings.
1. Encourages Creative Thinking
When it comes to the workplace, creativity is an extremely vital skill to possess, and yet seems to be rather disregarded. In order to be creative, people have to step out of their comfort zones to take risks and achieve new objectives, and this may seem daunting to a few. However, Creative Workshops are conducted in a relaxing and non-judgemental environment. Thus, if you’re afraid to showcase your artistic side, no worries! Just express it in any way you feel comfortable and lose the self-consciousness!
This cultivates a workplace culture which inspires people to be more engaged, motivated and confident, and not to mention increases their morale and happiness as well.
2. Develops Team Bonding
Participating in Creative Workshops allow people to work together and form closer relationships. Through workshops such as our Art Jamming and Terrarium sessions, it helps people to better comprehend each other’s strengths, weaknesses, and interests and breaks down any personal barriers that are hindering the group from striving together. This builds trust and inculcates a sense of togetherness in everyone, which further strengthens a group’s dynamic.
Good team bonding means better collaboration. And better collaboration means a more effective work performance. This is the definition of synergy. As such, attending Creative Workshops not only benefit the attendees on a personal level but also improve the performances of the business. It’s no wonder that everyone says that teamwork makes the dream work!
3. Networking Opportunities
As Creative Workshops, especially our Art Jamming sessions, cater to larger crowds, representatives from various companies will have the likelihood to mingle and interact with each other. In a surrounding where it is fully encouraged to exhibit their personalities, attendees, even those who are reserved, will instantly feel more at ease, and this no doubt increases their self-esteem levels. Oh, and not to forget forging of new friendships are always a satisfaction.
Networking is an essential aspect of growing a business by raising its’ public profile and influence. The interaction also builds connection, which in turn, opens doors to new opportunities for companies or businesses to seize and explore, and brings forth inspirations and fresh ideas to the table. Think about it, it’s a win-win for everyone.
This is a no-brainer. Aside from providing a fun and enjoyable experience, Creative Workshops also serve as a temporary getaway for people to escape their hectic working life and take a step back. By attending workshops such as our Leather Making sessions, you will not only acquire new and unique skills, but also therapeutic benefits such as reclaiming your mind and regaining concentration. You will head back to work more motivated than before, raising productivity levels!
Creative Workshops not only demonstrate team bonding skills but also promote critical thinking and problem-solving. All these factors are essential for both businesses and personal growth and are highly valued. For this reason, I consider such workshops to truly be a one-stop shop. While getting your creative juices flowing, you will be presented with situations that entail you to think out of the box and analyze problems faced.
At the end of the day, you will be instilled with these traits that constitute a team’s effectiveness and functionality.
We have seen time and time again how poor communication could lead to conflicts and undesirable results. Therefore, we cannot stress how critical it is for companies or businesses to prioritize on good communication skills, and improve on face-to-face conversations and verbal communication. Good communication fosters healthy working relationships with your colleagues and improves efficiency in the workplace.
Creative workshops act as a platform for you to discourse with people, and to practice and develop your communicating ability at a relaxed pace.
Being a leader isn’t a walk in the park. You are taken as the example whom everyone should aspire to be, and that is a pretty big responsibility to shoulder. However, attending Creative Workshops wi enable you to improve your capability as a leader or even make you aware of your leadership potential.
One of the most crucial characteristics of competent leadership that many people tend to overlook is to consider the needs and feelings of others. When attending Creative Workshops, your interaction and cooperation with other people will equip and strengthen certain admirable qualities that people look for in a leader, such as empathy and respect.
When we discuss good management skills, we’re not only implying to the time. Being organized brings about many benefits, and one of them is an increase in efficiency. It’s a fact that being organized allows one to be more focused and motivated, and to stay on track for tasks.
In order to successfully manage your life, you have to be responsible and reliable. These values will be inculcated through the hands-on learning approach taken by Creative Workshops. The creative environment you’re in also natures your visualization skill to accomplish better and desired goals.
4. Positive Attitude
Adapting or possessing a positive attitude is the basis of successful teamwork. If you constantly hold a pessimistic view and easily give in to defeatism, the team dynamic will easily diminish, and you and your team will find it strenuous to advance forward.
Creative Workshops provide a comforting environment where you won’t be faced with fault-finders, and you could use this opportunity to be who you are by expressing your own ideas and proposals. This not only improves your self-assurance and outlook on work and life but also relations with your team members.
After attending our Creative Workshops, we are assured that you and your colleagues will get to enjoy a healthier workplace culture. However, what happens when the session ends? Don’t worry, as we got your back. We have compiled 5 Ways To Make Your Office More Fun to offer some tips on how you and your team can create a productive and fun working environment in your office!
At The Fun Empire, we have had extensive experience in providing the most unique, interesting yet affordable corporate team building activities and workshops to more than 400,000 clients.
If you are searching for fun activities for your next team bonding event or things to do in Singapore, look no further.
We have leveraged our years of experience to compile this list of amazing Creative Workshops that you could do for with your colleagues, friends and family!
Our Art Jamming sessions are very popular among corporates, schools and consumers. In each Art Jamming workshop, there will facilitators providing instruction and guidance for your team building session. There are also additional services available (subject to additional charges) that can be booked, such as sound systems, catering, bus transportation, corporate gifts and more.
We offer different packages for our Art Jamming sessions- Individual and Team Building. As what the name suggests, our Team Building option boosts team cohesion. This team building variation infuses team work, communication and bonding elements into the session. Rather than just painting individually, participants will have to work in teams to visualize the painting together and work with each other to complete the painting on a large canvas provided.
We have also recently launched our newest Art Jamming activity, Tote Bag Art Jamming, that allows participants to paint on tote bags instead. Each participant will be able to paint their own tote bag designs and bring them back home after the session.
Price: Starting from $19
If you have no idea what a Terrarium is, they are transparent bowls filled with soil and plants (as pictured above) and are commonly used for decorative or ornamental purposes. Even though there are people who have not heard of or are aware of terrarium workshops in Singapore, they are gaining popularity among those who are considering alternative activities to partake on.
Crafting your own terrarium is extremely worthwhile as it is much more affordable than to purchase it from the stores (which would usually cost you over a hundred dollars), and you have the freedom to design and create it in any way you aesthetically-prefer. And did I mentioned that they’re also environmentally-friendly?
Price: Starting from $28
Leather Crafting workshops are considered to be a rather unconventional activity in Singapore, and it does not cross the minds of many people. However, DIY workshops such as leather crafting are not only a one-of-a-kind stimulating experience, it is also incredibly rewarding as you are allowed to bring your creations home. Imagine using a wallet or cardholder that you made it all by yourself! That sense of pride and accomplishment is priceless.
Depending on the location you decide on, the limit for class sizes will vary. However, a trainer would be assigned to every 12 participants, so larger crowds are fully welcomed to enjoy the activity nonetheless.
Price: Starting from $42
Another DIY and craft workshop that do not garner as many audiences in Singapore, Gel Candle Making is an activity which both adults and children can be entertained by, making it a perfect recreation to do for a corporate family day or simply during the weekends. As the process deals with hot wax, young children will be supervised by a trainer.
Making soy candles is a fantastic way to relieve stress and declutter the mind. Due to the properties used, the candles are organic and carry no harmful substances, and are also eco-friendly! As such, if you have a desire to save the earth and would prefer to use health-friendly products, do give this activity a try!
We have explained all about the benefits of soy candles which you can read from our post about Why Soy Candles are better than Paraffin Ones.
Price: Starting from $35
According to the Straits Times, signing up for cooking ( and baking ) classes are on the rise in Singapore, with the opportunity to unwind as being one of the biggest factors for the registration. Contrary to popular belief, cooking classes are not only meant for food enthusiasts and aspiring chefs, but also to anyone who seeks to hang out with friends and family and to associate with new people.
When it comes to our cooking classes, you have a plethora of options to choose from. If you have a sweet tooth, you can sign up for the Dessert Cooking Workshop or Ice-cream Workshop, or if you have a preference for Japanese food, our Sushi Making Workshop or Bento Making Workshop will be suitable for you. We also tailor to specific dietary and nutritional requirements, as Vegetarian or halal options are available and a healthier recipe will be served upon request.
If you are interested in our Cooking Class Workshop and would like to know more about what goes on during a session, we have written a post recalling our experience; TFE Cooking Team Building Session.
Price: Starting from $50
Wine Appreciation classes are perfect occasions for social drinking. As wine loosens you up, you may feel confident expressing yourself and interact with people. It is important to note that the legal drinking age in Singapore is 18, so anyone who is under age are not allowed to attend our sessions.
Aside from wine ( each participant will be served 4 different wines ), we also provide light bights such as cheese and baguettes to go along with your drinks. To further lighten the mood, team-building games would be conducted if requested.
Price: Starting from $75
Love smelling good or picky when comes to selecting your scents? If yes, then our Perfume Workshop would be the perfect choice for you! You don’t have to be a scientist to craft out your very own fragrance that is tailored to your taste. Even if you’re unclear of which scents are best suited for you, a personality test will be held beforehand to help you with your choices.
Our workshop also provides alcohol-free options for Muslims, and the classes could be conducted in Mandarin and Hokkien if the audience is uncomfortable in an English-speaking environment.
Want to know what makes Perfume Making such a fascinating activity? Read more about it here: Perfume Making and Personality Types.
Price: Starting from $90
Flowers have the ability to instantly brighten someone’s day, so why not design a bouquet for that special someone or even to yourself as a little treat? Though we may be able to cater to your location of choice, the sessions are mostly taken place in floral shops where professional florists will oversee you and your team.
Being in a vibrant setting surrounded by the aroma of fresh flowers, it’s an outlet for creativity and a place where you and your team could de-stress and spend time together.
There are many more advantages of attending our Flower Arrangements workshop which you can find out from our post: Modern Flower Arrangement and its Benefits.
Price: Starting from $75
Taking part in creative workshops will allow you to gain new skills and knowledge. Although it might be a little intimidating at the start, the opportunity for personal development and growth far outweighs this initial apprehension. Here are 3 key tips to keep in mind when you are about to embark on your next creative workshop:
1. Be Open-minded
This is by far the most important quality to possess as it’s a key feature to growing as a person. By attending a Creative Workshop, you would be in an environment where opinions are shared among the team. Even if you do not agree with those views, respect and give it serious consideration. Remember that you’re all there to make mistakes and to learn from each other. Being receptive is all about being curious and observant to suggestions, which opens doors to new possibilities.
Before attending your Creative Workshop session, research on the content and consider what you want to achieve. Studying the content allows you to get a head start and to better apprehend the class’ purpose and objective, while setting goals to determine your priorities, resulting in a more committed attitude towards achieving it. As such, you’ll be more focused on your workshops, possess a larger frame of understanding and have more viewpoints to contribute.
3. Have Fun
At the end of the day, it’s all about having a good time! Take this opportunity to hang out and learn alongside your friends and family. As Creative Workshops make learning enjoyable, you would feel more motivated and inspired to acquire new information. It has been showed that when you are having fun, team building becomes more effective and trusting relationships are built. Though workshops are also a way to divert from work affairs, you are able to incorporate a social aspect into your learning, making the whole experience much more appealing.