Creative Activities

Great Race employs many creative types of people: actors, filmmakers, game creators, and 8th Grade Ballroom Dancing Champions (that one was as a surprise to us too). We know first hand the benefits of expressing yourself through creativity and relish in the opportunity to encourage creative thought with the businesses and individuals we work with.

Creative team activities are the perfect way to engage the team by encouraging them to step out of their comfort zones in a safe and a friendly environment. They are challenged in a different way from many of our other adventure/competitive activities; they are asked to think differently and work differently. They discover aspects of each other’s personalities that would otherwise remain hidden and they take away a great sense of achievement having completed something that they would have previously thought impossible.

We know that convincing your team to go with a creative activity is going to be tricky; it does sound a little intimidating. Our solution? Don’t tell them! Just trust us when we say the outcomes will be more than you could hope for and we’ll break the news for you. We dare you to try one of the games below.

THE BEAUTY OF CREATIVITY

Creativity is a word we associate with making or ‘creating’ something. But the root meaning of the word is “to make grow”. It encourages individuality, promotes connection and opens us up to new people, thoughts and experiences. It’s also about problem solving, innovation, and approaching a task from a different angle. In this modern world, innovation is more important than ever before, and companies who are able to find new ways to do the same thing are trailblazers in their field.

We have an inspiring selection of creative team events that will delight and ignite the team. They require you to be bold, innovative, to back yourself, trust each other, share, collaborate openly, and be honest. We can’t think of any better outcomes you could want from a team bonding activity!

OUR CREATIVE ACTIVITY OPTIONS

‘Play in a day’ and ‘Impro Gladiators’ will see teams working on their sense of play. A selection of hilarious drama game favourites will free up the group up and encourage them to make and accept offers or ideas.
The Apprentice and Film Fest encourage teams to work collaboratively to produce either a short film or a brand pitch that is then presented in front of the whole group so you can delight in the success of your colleagues. Teams must learn to communicate not only with each other, but also their concept and idea. Clarity is key!

In all of these games, there is no right or wrong. We’re posing a task to which the only possibility is success. This is a tremendously freeing structure and people’s sense of play and creativity is infectious. We have countless stories of team members coming out of their shell and surprising everyone with their hidden talents and personality.

The nature of these events being creative gives greater scope to tailor and customise the activity to focus on your particular conference themes, missions, values or even your products.

THE BENEFITS OF CREATIVITY

Here are some of our favourite reasons to choose a creative activity:
Creativity is diverse – Creativity is practiced in many varying forms. The need and demand for creative thinkers exists in all businesses and professions.

Creativity promotes self expression – We all strive to understand ourselves better and to identify where we fit in this world, be it at work or at home. Creative endeavors allow individuals to be surprised and surprise others by discovering different parts of themselves.

Creativity encourages new thoughts and develops problem solving skills – Creative thinkers are great problem solvers. All creative practices encourage an open minded and often collaborative approach to problem solving.

Creativity reduces anxiety and stress –  Being creative has positive and calming benefits on the mind. This is why so many people use creative projects to unwind. Whether it’s the process or the outcome, the act of creating invites a feeling of contentment.

Creativity promotes self pride and a sense of purpose – Seeing an idea develop into something tangible is extremely satisfying.

Creativity proceeds innovation – Every advancement we have ever made was born from a new idea. To be innovative you must encourage and practice imagination and creativity. As Albert Einstein said. “Imagination is more important than knowledge”

Creativity is FUN! – When we become adults we often forget what it is like to play. Creativity is a way to keep your mind young and to encourage your inner child to come out to play. Play is essential to an individuals well-being and happiness.

So get in touch and we can create the perfect team building activity together!