Meetings … Or Creative Therapy

In a company, when a team meets together, do they have to always discuss the work currently consuming everyone? The answer is no. Based on what I have observed in my internship experiences thus far, I think businesses would benefit from emphasizing meetings that focus on bonding and therapeutic activities among employees rather than the work that is all too familiar and consumes everyone. People in a close-knit team already know what is stressing each other the most, so why put more emphasis on it? Instead, you can redirect that negative energy to an activity that sparks new ideas and opportunities to breath after days of stressful work. Activities that initiate creative thinking and behavior do not have to exclusively be for “creative” people either. In fact, one can argue that creative thinking should be emphasized in every profession, and team meetings are the perfect opportunity to do so.